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John Muir

 (1838 - 1914)
John Muir was active/lived in California, Wisconsin / Scotland.  John Muir is known for modern conservationist, western landscape drawings.

Biography   John Muir


John Muir (April 21, 1838 - December 24, 1914) was one of the earliest, and perhaps the most important of, modern conservationists.  His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, were read by millions and are still popular today.  His direct activism helped to save the Yosemite Valley and other wilderness areas, especially through two highly influential persons who spread the word of Muir's dedication after visiting him at Yosemite:  Ralph Waldo Emerson and Teddy Roosevelt.

In the spring of 1871, Ralph Waldo Emerson, transendentalist philosopher known as "the sage of Concord", traveled across America to Yosemite where   ...  Displaying 750 of 5786 characters.

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Self portrait-sketch 1887 in letter
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