Frank A. Miller
Riverside, Calif., Apr. 16, 1907.
Mr. John Muir.
My dear Mr. Muir:-
We have been looking forward to your visit, and now we are anxious to have you come and attend the formal opening of the new mountain boulevard on the afternoon of the 26th Of April. A cross which we have been building will be dedicated to the memory of Father. Junipero Serra, Bishop Conaty conducting the erercises.
In the evening there will be a banquet.You may omit any part of the services in which you do not take special interest but we need your presence, and your blessing on the mountain and the new road. The banquet speeches will be devoted to good roads, Bishop Conaty taking leading part and Robert J. Burdette acting as toastmaster.
We have your verse "Climb the Mountains" lettered upon a hammered copper plate. Surely you should be here when the tablet is placed upon the boulder where the beautiful words will be a perpetual inspiration to all who pass thatway.
[illegible]We expect a number of the leading men of California among them Mr. H.E. Huntington, Mr. Ripley, of the Santa Fe, Mr. Spreckles, General Otis, and Senator Clark.
Very sincerely yours,
1907 Apr 16
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 43 cm.
Miller, Frank A., "Letter from Frank A. Miller to John Muir, 1907 Apr 16." (1907). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3683.
Reel 16, Image 0725
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