Lillian Sexton


Lillian Sexton


John Muir



Los Angeles, Cal,

March 22, 1904.

Dear Mr. Muir,-

Our little new school has just four class rooms and four smaller rooms and an office. The rooms are very large and sunny.
The view from the school is beautiful, for you can see a wide sweep of mountains, and as our school is nearer the sea than any other school in the city, we get the breeze from the Pacific Ocean before it has been through the dust and smoke of the city.
Last week we celebrated



our first Arbor Day in Los Angeles on March 17, 1904. We also celebrated our first flag-raising in our new school. There were forty-eight visitors present. Mr. Foshay and Mr Monroe gave us suitable speeches. Other people also helped us with our program.
Most of our program was extracts from your book, "Our National Parks."
We planted a red-wood tree and dedicated it to you, our famous naturalist of this country.

Yours truly,-

Lillian Sexton.

Date Original

1904 Mar 22


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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Reel 14, Image 0098

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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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