People of the Past Inspired by Muir
Aldo Leopold and John Muir
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Celebrated landscape photographer and conservationist
"The John Muir of Japan"
Famous twentieth-century conservationist, widely regarded as a latter-day John Muir
Francis Fisher Browne
Author and editor of literary periodicals
Conservation campaigner and close colleague of John Muir who started
Sierra Club "High Trips"
Art Professor, expert on artist William Keith, to whom he was introduced by Muir
Ricardus M. El-Haber
Founder of "Friends of Nature" in Lebanon
James Bernard Harkin
Canada's first Commissioner of National Parks (1911-1936). Harkin paid tribute to Muir by quoting directly from Muir's writings in his departmental correspondence.
Published Muir's Yosemite articles
Poet, author, and ornithologist; charter member of Sierra Club
Inspired by Muir, donated the land for Muir Woods National Monument
Bill and Maymie Kimes
Muir collectors and authors of John Muir: A Reading Bibliography and other writings about John Muir
Quoted Muir in his classic Sand County Almanac
Theodore Parker Lukens
Pasadena City councilman, realtor, banker, and forester
Wilderness and wildlife artist inspired by John Muir.
Stephen T. Mather
Founding director of the U.S. National Park Service
Washington Mountaineer's club founder
Teacher, University professor, author and friend of Muir
Poet who wrote tributes of Muir and the Sierra
Prominent lawyer, Indiana congressman and boyhood friend of Muir
Washington State Park Philanthropist
Father of Rocky Mountain National Park - "John Muir of the Rockies"
1916 - 2005
U.S. Senator from Wisconsin; Founder
of Earth Day; recipient of the Sierra Club's John Muir Award
Sigurd F. Olson
Nature writer and wilderness advocate of the North Woods of Minnesota
the "Conservation President"
historian, biographer of John Muir, and author
Noted botanist and National Park Service interpretive ranger
Pioneer of the John Muir Trail
Muir scholar and biographer
Father of Crater Lake National Park and founded Oregon "Mazamas" mountaineering club
Borax chemist who celebrated Muir's life
Mount Rainier climber and conservationist
Designer of Smokey Bear and Muir Postage Stamp
missionary who wrote a book, Alaska Days With John Muir
John Muir-Aldo Leopold illustration courtesy of the Wisconsin
Conservation Hall of Fame.
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