Speaking of Muir …

… which we were on Monday, when I scratched the surface of Muir’s Stockton ties, preservationists are fighting to save a beautiful hill Muir owned around his Martinez home.

The hill was zoned residential years ago before anyone knew Muir had owned it. A (gasp) developer bought the land, planning to build homes on it.

That story here.

I continue to research John Muir’s ties to Stockton. I have found one strong link, and discovered letters unknown to scholars as well as photographs of Muir with a Stockton friend. Unfortunately, actually getting at them is problematic. I hope to get access and get something in the paper by Muir’s birthday April 21.

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