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Near Poynette in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Muir View

 
 
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By Gordon Govier, June 20, 2009
1. John Muir View Marker
Inscription. John Muir (1838-1914), world famous naturalist and "father of the national park system," often stopped to rest and admire this view as he walked from his home in Marquette County to the University of Wisconsin. Muir loved the wilderness from which his parents carved a farm and home, first at Fountain Lake, later at Hickory Hill, about 20 miles north from here (south of Montello). When he left Hickory Hill to enroll at the University, Muir's love for nature was matched only by his genius for "mechanical contrivances" varying from a device to feed the horses at any designated hour to an "early rising machine" which tipped the occupant out of bed at a pre-set time. After four years in Madison, Muir left "one university for another, Wisconsin University for the University of the Wilderness."
 
Erected 1955 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 22.778′ N, 89° 23.735′ W. Marker is near Poynette, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is on U.S. 51 0.1 miles north of Loveland Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Poynette WI 53955, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Gordon Govier, June 20, 2009
2. John Muir View
At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wallis Rowan and His Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 5.1 miles away); Veterans of the American Revolution Memorial Bridge (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Circus (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rest Areas on the I-Roads (approx. 5.5 miles away); Historic Tree (approx. 8 miles away); Old Military Road - 100 Mile Point (approx. 8.6 miles away); Samuel & Chloe Leonard Doud (approx. 8.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Poynette.
 
Also see . . .
1. The John Muir Exhibit. The life and accomplishments of John Muir are presented in great detail on this Sierra Club web site. (Submitted on June 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Biography of John Muir. Conservationist, naturalist, explorer, 1838—1914 (Submitted on June 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Sierra Club
 
Categories. EnvironmentHeroesNatural ResourcesNotable Persons
 
John Muir View image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 20, 2009
3. John Muir View
John Muir image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
4. John Muir
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,010 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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