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Exhibit item: JOHN MUIR, Picturesque California, 1894

Exhibit item:
JOHN MUIR
Picturesque California, 1894

Quotation:
JOHN MUIR
Picturesque California, 1894

"It was the custom for each Indian as he passed the place where one of his people had been killed or maimed by one of these monsters, to pitch a stone or pebble onto the spot. And thus from year to year the mound of stones was formed.

No doubt some sentiment of pity or respect lay at the bottom of the custom; but back of that lay the solid and practical fact of a warning to all unwary passers-by that the grizzly bear had been there and probably at that moment was not many miles away."

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