John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson



Martinez, Dec 7. 1894

My dear Mr. Johnson,

I sent you a day or two ago a letter on the National Yosemite Park. Since then I saw the enclosed clipping which shows that Hoke Smith has been interviewed by Caminetti & favors the cutting down of the park boundaries on the North & South which will never do. The strip on the North of the park hankered for by the Camminetti bill is as fine a section of forest as exists in all the Sierra & must one no account be given up to

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the lumbermen. On the contrary we want a continuous reserve northward to Mt. Shasta from the north boundary of the park. The South Western sections also are fine timberland & must not be given up. You must see Hoke Smith and set him right on this matter--orientate him. It is wonderful how good a showing can be made by servants of the devil for a thing purely damnably bad.

Ever yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

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Reel 08, Image 0591

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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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