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Letter from John F. Fahey to Joshua Lederberg
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1961-06-22 (June 22, 1961)
Fahey, John L.
Lederberg, Joshua
Courtesy of Joshua Lederberg.
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Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence D
Box Number: 18
Folder Number: 33
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1961-1978
Folder: Fahey, John F.
June 22 -- 1961
Joshua Lederberg Ph.D.
Stanford University.
Dear Doctor: I wonder if you are aware of two volcanic Islands in Mono Lake. One island is supposed to have wild goats and is a "Sea Gull" hatching center -- it's neighbor has all degrees of heated pools -- "pot holes" of gases and numerous algae and shrimp.
Red, green and black algae seem to have developed the ability to live in extremely hot water and may be a source of information for habitat in the extremes of outer space--
A lighted paper placed over one of the pot holes, reveals white fumes that seemingly bled[?] forth following the presence of the paper -- Perhaps sulfur gas--
There used to be a boat on the lake operated out of Mono. [ . . . ] by Mr. McPherson -- it was destroyed -- Kat Carson's daughter's headstone (Prarie [sic] Flower) who died in Mono digging in1800's during child birth is nearby -- marked by a bronze plate--
If you are interested you might send someone up to that area with a motor boat. Mrs. McPherson is usually at the hotel.
Very truly yours,
John. F. Fahey [ . . . ]
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: avian fauna and microflora in Mono Lake, California; volcanic sites;
may be prototype for exobiology;

jl 12/20/99