John Muir


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In Regel Nursery, Petersburg - Leontipodium, Alpinum, Ende[?] Heuchera sanguinea, Gentiana Burscriana, large yellow pale, 3 foot high. Gentiana listea, 5 foot high, bright yellow, many flowers in whorls. Regel and Kisselring: Campanula humilis, lovely crowded, multitude of bluebells close to ground. Samara at the crossing of Volga: Ufa Celyeabinsk, on west and east sides of Urals. Before reaching Urals, clumps of pine run through. Forest fires destroy hundreds of villages. Ufa prettily situated on wooded hill. East of Chelyabinsk the ground flat for 2000 miles (?) Omsk, 50,000 population. In center of rich agricultural country and pasture. A belt 2000 miles wide of forest to north, but fine forest hills to south. Dairying etc. Ships come to its wharves from around North Cape and Nova Zembla and up the Obi. 1500 Deering reapers sold in a year (Nitchevo) “Cechas”. Presently Tomsk, Capital of Siberia, 82 versts [a verst is a Russian measure of distance; .66 mile] from junction station of Taiga, which means “In the woods”. Forests of pine and larch.: The largest Hotel is the Europe, population of Tomsk 52,000, is 3rd City in Empire (?) is the

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