Wolfe, Linnie Marsh


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when my father sold the farm, moved Mother and us girls to Portage, and then died. I am enclosing for you the carbon copy of my little sketch about John Muir. You may keep it, because I have the original. I think you probably have this already, but it may not easily accessible, and you are very welcome to this.

I was born on the Fountain Lake Farm, but when I was just a baby, a few months old I guess, Father moved to Portage. If you will look at that old yellowed letter I gave you, that John Muir wrote from Canada where I was born, back in 1865, you will see that he says something about my father “going into the wheat business, for which he was well fitted.” Something like that, as I remember.

But evidently Father didn’t like the business, or wanted to get back on a farm again, because I was still just a baby, at least a little tot, when


Portland, Oregon

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