John Muir


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Circa Date

circa 1887



Vanishing Types in American Life [Ants/Auto]

Canadian Settlers. Woman crying, wiping tears with apron on acct [account] of summer frosts we’ll come to [poverty]

Trappers. Mill builders. [Trouts]. Farm makers, Potash slashing, [busing] buz­zing bees, Browsing for­­ cattle. Difficulties in first butter making. [Lucky/leeky] butter. Sugar making

Wis. [Wisconsin] game for food. [hay] marshes. house raising bees diff [difference] |o| [between] Scotch English Irish & Yankee settlers

Funerals. churches [Revivals], whims, vegetarians fire fighting



“What to take & How to take it”.

Take time & take it easy with (Solomon) bread flour meal

Animal food is greasy & unclean & wholly unnecessary

“Protein foods”, “nutritious, hygienic elements, carbohydrate matter” “aids to digestion” W­­­hat does a mtneer [mountaineer] know about digestion more than a bear or tree such talk may about ­as well be addressed to a tree a bear or a daisy

“Squibb’s mixture for stomach troubles. Court plaster, medicine for colds. Pick & shovel. [rusty] [nails] etc” (Longley)

So also directions & descriptions are mostly too minute so much so as to cause mere nebulous bewilderment

Odds & ends of notches, peaklets, passes & “false passes­”­­­

“Portable stoves & 12 animals

Folding table, chairs hammocks & other et ceteras of camp luxuries”

with many animals 12

Vol [Volume] 1. No [Number] 6. Good photos

“From Fresno to Whitney” [“From Fresno to Mt. Whitney by Way of Roaring (or Cloudy) River”]

By Howard Longley­­

soon wished ⅔ [two-thirds] of luggage & most of animals were elsewhere”

See Vol. [Volume] No [Number] 6 Tuol Canon [Through the Tuolumne Cañon] By Price G [R. M. Price]

Date Occurred


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