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John Muir

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Portrait of John Muir (1838-1914), taken about 1875.


Image ID: 1946

Creation Date: 1875 ca.

Creator Name: Not known

City: Prairie du Chien

County: Crawford

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Name File

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: NF Muir, John

Original Dimensions: unknown


Muir was a naturalist, explorer, and writer. He was an influential conservationist who worked to preserve wilderness areas and wildlife from commercial exploitation and destruction. His efforts helped to establish Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park, both in California. This image is part of the John Muir collection which includes correspondence of Muir to Emily Pelton and her mother regarding friends in Prairie du Chien, Wis., describing a botanical and geological survey along the Wisconsin River and into Iowa, and recounting a visit to Camp Randall in 1863.




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