Harmon O. Parsons


John Muir



Los Angeles, Cal.,

March 22, 1904

Dear Friend Mr. Muir.

It gives me much pleasure to write you a friendly letter describing to you the day of March 17, 1904. which was held as Arbor Day, in Los Angeles. We also had flag-raising exercises, as we hoisted our first flag. The flag was presented to Mr. Monroe the representative of our ward on the Board of Education. We had a delightful program in which several of your nature quotations were recited
Our new school-house is



situated on a hill near the corner of 24th Street and Western Avenue and is surrounded by beautiful residences; we have a nice view of the mountains.
Our school consists of four sunny rooms also four small ones, and a large hall
On Arbor Day we planted a redwood tree, and dedicated it to you.
If you should come to Los Angeles we would be glad to have come to our school and visit us

Sincerely Yours.

Harmon O. Parsons

2707 Stobart Blvd

Date Original

1904 Mar 22


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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