Recollections of John Muir in Prairie du Chien, 1860-61.

Interesting reminiscences of a celebrated naturalist


In the winter of 1860-61, Mrs. D.H. Johnson boarded at the Mondell House in Prairie du Chien, where John Muir was employed doing odd jobs in exchange for his board. In this short memoir, she describes the hotel, the Pelton family who ran it, and how young Muir condemned the innocent frivolity of his fellow boarders.


Related Topics: The Progressive Era
The Conservation Movement
Creator: Johnson, Mrs. D. H.
Pub Data: Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin, February 18, 1915
Citation: Johnson, Mrs. D. H. "Interesting reminiscences of a celebrated naturalist." Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin, February 18, 1915. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1234; Visited on: 9/30/2014
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