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

John Muir Memorial Park

The Land of My Youth

 
 
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By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
1. John Muir Memorial Park Marker
Inscription. John Muir, the father of America's National Parks, lived on the northeast side of this lake from 1849 to 1855. Although he travelled all over the world, Muir never forgot this land, and tried several times to buy and preserve parts of it, remarking: "...even if I should never see it again, the beauty of its lillies and orchids is so pressed into my mind I shall always enjoy looking back at them in my imagination even across seas and continents and perhaps after I am dead." Erected by the John Muir Chapter of the Sierra Club in 1988 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of John Muir's birth on April 21, 1838.
 
Erected 1988 by John Muir Chapter of the Sierra Club.
 
Location. 43° 41.434′ N, 89° 23.752′ W. Marker is in Endeavor, Wisconsin, in Marquette County. Marker is on County Route F 1.2 miles north of County Route O when traveling north. Click for map. 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, Foster Son of Wisconsin (here, next to this marker); The Wee White Kirk (approx. 2.1 miles away); Walter March Ellis (approx. 3.9 miles away);
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By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
2. John Muir Memorial Park Marker
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. Biography of John Muir. Conservationist, naturalist, explorer, 1838—1914 (Submitted on June 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. 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.) 
 
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John Muir Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
3. John Muir Memorial Park Marker
John Muir Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
4. John Muir Memorial Park
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By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
5. John Muir Memorial Park
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By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
6. John Muir Memorial Park
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By Gordon Govier, June 21, 2009
7. John Muir Memorial Park
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By National Park Service
8. John Muir
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin.   8. 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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