[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
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.
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 1894 Dec 7." (1894). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6933.
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