Charles M. Skinner
THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE
Brooklyn, Nov. 14, 1902.
Mr. John Muir:
Dear Sir: You have done a service in the cause of literature, science and the American people in your description of the Colorado cañon in the Century. Won't you add to it by dropping a line to the President, urging on him the necessity for preserving that region as a national park? It would be easy to do that now, but after Arizona has been divided among half a million miners, lumbermen, ranchmen, farmers and speculators, difficult or impossible. The whole world elsewhere has not its equal, and the extension of the timber reserve involved in such a scheme of parking would also facilitate the irrigation schemes suggested by Mr. Roosevelt. I am sure he would heed your words where he would not read other people's.
Charles M. Skinnner
Brooklyn, [N. Y.]
1902 Nov 14
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13.5 cm.
Skinner, Charles M., "Letter from Charles M. Skinner to John Muir, 1902 Nov 14." (1902). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4770.
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