John Muir


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saw a good many in the woods from the car window seventy miles or more to the southward of the falls. On the return trip to Bulwayo I enjoyed the company of Captain Murray, who has charge of the mounted police through a large part of Rhodesia north and south from the Victoria Falls. He kindly promised to send me photographs of the most telling of the Rhodesian trees. Took me to his headquarters at Bulwayo and arranged for my journey to Beira. Jan. 21. Arrived Bulway at seven o’clock this morning, having left the Falls at 12:20 P.M. yesterday. Enjoyed view of part of the forest that I had passed through at night on my way North. The baobab is the most interesting feature of the forest for seventy miles south of Victoria Falls. Went to Grand Hotel, Bulwayo. The town is spread over a large level area. The buildings sparsely sprinkled. Will take long to form continuous streets.

Date Original

November 1911


Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.

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