Bade, William Frederic


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my pictures with. The other has no fate but it would seem as if it were written at holiday time of that first year in California. Being the eldest of the Muir grandchildren, and my home in the early years being the Fountain Lake farm which my father bought from my Grandfather Muir in 1856, I have some quite clear recollections of Uncle John even before he went to Madison. For he used to come and visit my mother and I would trudge about with him as a little child will do. When I was about four years of age he made me a little wagon, and as I think back I am sure that it was all of wood; axles, wheels, tongue and all. It was my constant companion in all my solitary trips about the place hunting “pretty stones” and wild flowers. When “My Boyhood and Youth” came out, I got one, of course, and it brought back so many incidents


Huntington Park, California

Date Original

August 1923

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MSS048 Va.10

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