John Muir


John Muir


[Charles F.] Lummis


Martinez, Feb. 25

My dear Lummis

Your grand trumpet blast [illegible] this Calaveras business has I fancy made every Sequoia on the Sierra wave & tingle. Get an editorial in the same key into Your Magazine & verily these northern groves & all the other will be saved. I'm doing my part as well as I can. It is a fine thing after so many years of deadly apathy to see so much lively interest taken in these noblest of Gods trees, & I fondly hope awakening public opinionm,will result in adding these two Northern Groves to the Tahoe or Yosemite National Park & finally

in the reservation of all the forest lands left in the possession of the Government & the [illegible]tion & adoption of a rational forest management. Every year for the last 25 years more Sequoias have been felled, blasted, & sawed into lumber on the Fresno, Kings, Kaweah, & Tule rivers than are contained in the Calaveras Grove perhaps twice as many with scarce a whimper from the public. But the world moves, & better late than never.

With best wishes & Thanks for you thundering letter I am very truly Yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]


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