Scotsman John Muir stressed nature, national parks

December 11, 2013

I have a book that tells about many Scots who have contributed to America. One that was left out was John Muir, a naturalist, a conservationist and certainly a Western man. I also recently found a previously overlooked book in my library, The Wilderness Reader that includes some of Muir’s writings.
Born in 1838 in Dunbar, Scotland, Muir arrived in the U.S. at age eleven with his family who settled on a farm in Wisconsin. He studied botany and geology at the University of Wisconsin, but never graduated.

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