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About John Muir
John Muir was a renowned Scottish-American naturalist and conservationist known as one of the most prominent pioneering activists and advocates of wilderness preservation in America. In 1892, he co-founded the famous environmental organization the Sierra Club, which played an instrumental role in establishing several national parks in the United States. His years of activism led to his nickname "Father of the National Parks".
He was the third of eight children born to Ann Gilrye and Daniel Muir. He married Louisa Strentzel in 1880. The marriage produced two daughters: Wanda and Helen.
He played a very instrumental role in persuading the U.S. Congress to pass the National Park bill in 1890.
In 2006, he was posthumously inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
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Famous quotes by John Muir
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.John Muir
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.John Muir
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.John Muir
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!John Muir
I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.John Muir
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.John Muir
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.John Muir
Take a course in good water and air and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone no harm will befall you.John Muir
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.John Muir
The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.John Muir
The mountains are calling and I must go.John Muir
The power of imagination makes us infinite.John Muir
There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.John Muir
To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.John Muir
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.John Muir
John Muir's Popularity
John Muir was a famous Scottish-American environmentalist, who was born on April 21, 1838. As a person born on this date, John Muir is listed in our database as the 21st most popular celebrity for the day (April 21) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1838).
People born on April 21 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. John Muir is the 698th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to John Muir's birthday, John Muir is the 5th most famous Scottish-American.
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