John Muir


John Muir


Strentzel [Family]



[ Genoa?] Nevada. July 6th 1878.

Dear Strentzels,

We rode our horses from Sacramento to this little village [ near?] Placerville & Lake Tahoe. The plains & foothills were terribly hot, the Upper Sierra along the South fork of the American River cool & picturesque, & the Lake region almost cold. Spent three delightful days at the lake – steamed around it, & visited Cascade lake a mile beyond the western shore of Tahoe. We are now making up our train [ roads?] to push off into the great Basin. Am well mounted, & with the fine brave old garden desert before me, fear no ill. We will probably reach Austin, Nevada. in about a month. Write to me there, Care Captn A. F. Rodgers. Your fruity hollow wears a most beautiful & benignant aspect from this alkaline standpoint, & so does the memory of your extravagant kindness.


Genoa, Nevada

Date Original

1878 Jul 6


Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 19.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0848

Collection Identifier

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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