Creator

Wanda Muir

Creator

[Annie] Wanda [Muir]

Recipient

[Louie S. Muir]

Transcription

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Somewhere in Navada

Saturday Morning

Dear Mama

We got started safely last night and are having just the very best possible time. The weather is perfect and as there are only two other people in the car besides us four, we have lots of room, and every thing just our own way. We have been enjoying the most beautiful views all morning I hadn't the least idea that we would see so much really truly mountain country When I woke up this morning we were still in the snow sheds and the car

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was stuffy and headachy. I couldnt see much but as soon as I got the window open (much to the porter and conductors horror), I knew that we were in the mountains for the air had a delicious, snowy snap about it that I never felt any where else. I forgot all about the stuffiness in my head and have been in a constant state of healthy rejoycing ever since, even though we are down in the sage brush country now. I didn't expect the trip to be so much fun, but its

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perfectly fine. There is lots of snow around Truckee, and that and the sight of the blue mountains gave me a hard attack of mountain craze, just when I thought I was going to be intensly civilized. We opened all the windows and enjoyed ourselves tremedously, but the conductor still thinks we are considerably crazy because we prefer wind off the snow to Pulman car bad air. Maybe we are queer but we are having a much better time than the lady in the drawing

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room section who is afraid of drafts, wears diamonds and says in regard to things in general "that its such a bore, don't you know". Its time for lunch now so I'll stop & write again tomorrow

Lovingly

Wanda

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Location

Nevada

Source

Original letter dimensions: 21 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir14_0796-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 14, Image 0796

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