- John Muir also known as "John of the Mountains", was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States
|Born:||21 April 1838 Comment |
|When did John Muir die? / Died||24 December 1914|
|How many years did John Muir live? / Lived||76 years|
John Muir facts
- His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada 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 a prominent American conservation organization
- The 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, a hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada, was named in his honor
- Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier
- In Scotland, the John Muir Way, a 130-mile-long route, was named in honor of him
- In his later life, Muir devoted most of his time to the preservation of the Western forests
- He petitioned the U
- Congress for the National Park bill that was passed in 1890, establishing Yosemite National Park
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