John Muir


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76 Scene of Canby murder Over rough lava beds, [into] plain circular flat, opening to bevy of lake, grasses grow more beautifully than [elsewhere] Jacks Cave & Stronghold [sketch] Shells near lake Sage brush on heads, Caves, Thomas massacre Inds [indians] made fire to entice then put out, S [south] end On way home 50 wild sheep Bucks turn seen on bluff, horns noble massive as buffaloes run into Modoc camp Sage hen 3-5 [expanse] 2,2 head to tail

77 Girth 39 3/4 Length 40 from root tail to front forehead betwn horns Height 36 11 1/2 from tip nose to top forehead betwn horns 6 7/8 width forehead betwn [eyes] 11 1/2 Horns [2] 1/4 -1 1/4 dia [diameter] horns at base Ears 5 in x 2 1/4

Van suddenly [dismounted] from his black horse & handed me the bridle [There] on the level plain gray as themselves a fine rocky bluff behind their grand [sketch]

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Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.

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