“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
John Muir (American Environmentalist)
Date of Birth:
April 21, 1838
Date of Death:
December 24, 1914
John Muir was one of the first modern preservationists. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, and wildlife, especially in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, were read by millions and are still popular today. His direct activism helped to save the Yosemite Valley and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. His writings and philosophy strongly influenced the formation of the modern environmental movement.