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John Muir, Foster Son of Wisconsin

JOHN MUIR FOSTER SON OF WISCONSIN BORN IN SCOTLAND APRIL 21. 1838 HE CAME TO AMERICA AS A LAD OF ELEVEN, SPENT HIS TEEN YEARS IN HARD WORK CLEARING THE FARM ACROSS THIS LAKE, CARVING OUT A HOME IN ...


JOHN MUIR
FOSTER SON OF WISCONSIN
BORN IN SCOTLAND
APRIL 21. 1838
HE CAME TO AMERICA AS A LAD
OF ELEVEN, SPENT HIS TEEN YEARS
IN HARD WORK CLEARING THE FARM
ACROSS THIS LAKE, CARVING OUT A
HOME IN THE WILDERNESS. IN THE
"SUNNY WOODS, OVERLOOKING A
FLOWERY GLACIAL MEADOW AND A
LAKE RIMMED WITH WATER LILIES,"
HE FOUND AN ENVIRONMENT THAT
FANNED THE FIRE OF HIS ZEAL AND
LOVE FOR ALL NATURE, WHICH, AS A
MAN, DROVE HIM TO STUDY, AFOOT,
ALONE AND UNAFRAID, THE FORESTS,
MOUNTAINS AND GLACIERS OF THE
WEST. TO BECOME THE MOST RUG-
GED, FERVENT NATURALIST AMERICA
HAS PRODUCED, AND THE FATHER
OF THE NATIONAL PARKS OF OUR
COUNTRY.




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