Pictures of John Muir

Pictures of John Muir and his inventions

John Muir (1838-1914)  grew up near Portage, attended the University of Wisconsin for a semester, and lived in Prairie du Chien briefly before embarking on the career that made him famous as a founder of American environmentalism. The pictures shown here include photographs of Muir and his family and friends,  his homes, scenes associated with his life, and his drawings for the inventions that first brought him to public notice. His books and more than 100 of his manuscript letters are given elsewhere at Turning Points in Wisconsin History.

Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
The Progressive Era
19th-Century Immigration
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Pub Data: Original visual materials in the Library-Archives collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Citation: Use the bibliographic data included with each individual image, followed by the phrase: Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/12/2024