Near Pardeeville in Marquette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
John Muir Country
Muir’s early education began at home. His mechanical skill was demonstrated by many ingenious inventions. He entered the University of Wisconsin but left without completing his studies to travel throughout the West on foot. While hiking through the Sierra Nevadas, he found his real inspiration and life-work. His many and persistent articles and letters persuaded Congress to pass the National Park Act in 1890. This was the beginning of a formal national park movement.
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread; places to play in and places to pray in, where nature may heal and cheer, and give strength to body and soul alike.” .... John Muir.
Erected 1969 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 169.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 39.15′ N, 89° 17.46′ W. Marker is near Pardeeville, Wisconsin, in Marquette County. Marker is on State Highway 22 0.6 miles north of Berry Road (County Highway CM), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at a wayside 0.6 miles north of Columbia County. Marker is in this post office area: Pardeeville WI 53954, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wee White Kirk (approx. 3.8 miles away); John Muir, Foster Son of Wisconsin (approx. 5.9 miles away); John Muir Memorial Park (approx. 5.9 miles away); Potters' Emigration Society (approx. 6.8 miles away); Pardeeville World War I Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Angie Williams Cox Public Library (approx. 8 miles away); Historic Pardeeville / Belmont Hotel (approx. 8 miles away); Inglehart Church (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pardeeville.
Also see . . . John Muir Exhibit. "As a wilderness explorer, he is renowned for his exciting adventures in California's Sierra Nevada, among Alaska's glaciers, and world wide travels in search of nature's beauty. As a writer, he taught the (Submitted on December 7, 2007.)
Additional keywords. Sierra Club founder
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