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us: Muir, John, 1838-1914


  • [John Muir (21 April 1838-24 December 1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. One of the most well-known hiking trails in the U.S., the 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, was named in his honor.[2] Other places named in his honor are Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier.]
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    • Birth Date

        18380421
    • Death Date

        19141224
    • Birth Place

        Dunbar, Scotland
    • Death Place

        Los Angeles, Calif.
    • Associated Locale

        Sierra Nevada, Calif. and Nev.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Sequoia National Park (Calif.)
        • Organization: (naf) Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Environmentalism--United States
          (lcsh) Natural areas--United States
            (lcsh) Natural resources conservation areas--United States
          • Occupation

              (lcsh) Engineers
                (lcsh) Naturalists
                  (lcsh) Botanists
                    (lcsh) Geologists
                      (lcsh) Authors
                  • Additonal Related Forms

                    • us: Sierra Club
                  • Sources

                    • found: Greene, C. John Muir, 1991: CIP data (b. 4-21-1838 in Dunbar, Scotland; d. 12-24-14 in Los Angeles, Calif.; loved nature and the wild places)
                    • found: Wikipedia, website viewed 9 August 2011 (John Muir; b. April 21, 1838, Dunbar, Scotland; d. December 24, 1914, Los Angeles, California; engineer; naturalist; writer; botanist; geologist)
                    • found: Getty union list of artist names, 13 Jan. 2013 (access point: Muir, John American naturalist, 1838-1914)
                  • General Notes

                    • [John Muir (21 April 1838-24 December 1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. One of the most well-known hiking trails in the U.S., the 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, was named in his honor.[2] Other places named in his honor are Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier.]
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                    • 1979-09-12: new
                    • 2013-01-14: revised
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