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Near Endeavor in Marquette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Muir, Foster Son of Wisconsin

Born in Scotland April 21, 1838

 
 
John Muir, Foster Son of Wisconsin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
1. John Muir, Foster Son of Wisconsin Marker
Inscription. He came to America as a lad of eleven, spent his 'teen years in hard work clearing the farm across this lake, carving out a home in the wilderness. In the "Sunny woods overlooking a flowery glacial meadow and a lake rimmed with water lilies," he found an environment that fanned the fire of his zeal and love for all of nature, which, as a man, drove him to study, afoot, alone and unafraid, the forests, mountains and glaciers of the west, to become the most rugged, fervent naturalist America has produced, and the father of the national parks of our country.
 
Erected by Citizens of Marquette County.
 
Location. 43° 41.434′ N, 89° 23.752′ W. Marker is near Endeavor, Wisconsin, in Marquette County. Marker is on County Route F 1.3 miles north of County Route O, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in Marquette County Park: John Muir Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Endeavor WI 53930, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Muir Memorial Park (here, next to this marker); The Wee White Kirk (approx. 2.1 miles away); Walter March Ellis (approx. 3.9 miles
Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
2. Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail
Trail details for the Muir homestead location.
away); Potters' Emigration Society (approx. 4 miles away); John Muir Country (approx. 5.9 miles away); Montello Historical District (approx. 7.8 miles away); Montello Granite (approx. 7.8 miles away); Historic Indian Agency House (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Endeavor.
 
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. EnvironmentNatural ResourcesNotable Persons
 
Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
3. Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail
Trail details for the Muir homestead location.
Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
4. Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail
Trail details for the Muir homestead location.
Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
5. Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail
Trail details for the Muir homestead location.
Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
6. Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail
Trail details for the Muir homestead location.
Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
7. Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail
Trail details for the Muir homestead location.
Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
8. Ice Age National Scenic Trail Signage - detail
Trail details for the Muir homestead location.
Ice Age National Scenic Trail section at John Muir Homestead Park image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
9. Ice Age National Scenic Trail section at John Muir Homestead Park
The woods and lake at John Muir Homestead County Park image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
10. The woods and lake at John Muir Homestead County Park
The woods and lake at John Muir Homestead County Park image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
11. The woods and lake at John Muir Homestead County Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 995 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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