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Unformatted text preview: David, Dan, Mary, Annie, and Joanna. For several years, he had toyed with writing up his findings for publication. Jeanne Carr was the one that encouraged him. She even suggested titles and copied his notes. John decided to send an article to the New York Tribune. To his surprise, the newspaper published "Yosemite Glaciers" on December 5, 1871, and paid him $200, that was a lot of money back then. On New Year’s Day in 1872, the same newspaper printed "Yosemite in Winter." John thought that he might be able to earn his living by writing, what he called "pen work." He stayed in his cabin for the winter and wrote it. He went through a couple of earthquakes. He joined his valley neighbors and suggested they smile a little and clap their hands. He said that Mother Earth is only trotting them on Earth’s knee to amuse them and make them good! Everyone thought John was a little crazy when he said that. He also farmed a lot....
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course EDS 103 taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at E. Kentucky.
- Spring '10