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The life and writings of wilderness advocate Sigurd F. Olson

The Sigurd F. Olson Web Site


Born in Chicago in 1899, Sigurd Olson was an influential conservationist who played a critical role in the preservation of national parks, seashores, and wilderness areas in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Olson believed that spiritual experiences vital to modern life could be found in the wilderness, a belief that formed the basis of his writings and teachings. He wrote nine books, in addition to many articles, speeches, and interviews, and is best remembered for his best-selling book, The Singing Wilderness, published in 1956. This site provides an overview of Olson's life, the complete text of previously unpublished works, and a complete bibliography of works by and about Olson.

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Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Modern Environmental Movement
Creator: Backes, David.
Pub Data: University of Minnesota. Online collection.
Citation: "The Sigurd F. Olson Web Site." University of Minnesota. Online collection. Online facsimile at:  http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/research/sigurd_olson/contents.htm; Visited on: 4/18/2014
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