Alvin P. Kletzsch
William F. Bade
PRIVATE OFFICEREPUBLICAN HOUSECHAS. F. KLETZSCH CO,PROPRIETORSMILWAUKEE, WIS., Aug. 5'10.Mr. Wm. F. Bade,% The Independent,130 Fulton St.,New York City, N.Y.Dear Mr. Bade:-Permit me at this late hour, to thank you for the galley proof of the article entitled "Ignorant Vandalism." I desire to compliment you upon the manner in which you handled this proposition and personally have read it with a great deal of interest.I am very much pleased to see that active steps are being taken by our national and state officers in preserving the natural resources of our country. After we have accomplished whatever is possible and in our power to conserve them for the people of the United States; our next move should be to make them accessible to the majority of the people of the U.S. At the present time but a very small percentage of the people are familiar with our beautiful country. While it is difficult to secure reduction in railroad rates for the purpose of enabling the people to reach the national parks, etc., yet I believe if proper steps are inaugurated the railroads could let down the bars during the summer months, thus enabling those of lesser means to also enjoy the beauties of the country.A natural attraction is one of the greatestassets of a community and thus far little or nothing has been done in this country to make them a source of revenue to the communities in which they are located.Trusting that I have made myself sufficiently clear and that you will take this matter up along these lines in your valuable magazine, believe me, with many thanks for the courtesy extended,Very sincerely yours,Alvin P. Kletzsch06295
1910 Aug 5
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Kletzsch, Alvin P., "Letter from Alvin P. Kletzsch to William F. Bade, 1910 Aug 5." (1910). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5106.
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