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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentParks & Recreational Areas.
 
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. Marker is located in Marquette County Park: John Muir Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Endeavor WI 53930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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.
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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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Endeavor.
 
Also see . . .  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 Mesa, Arizona.) 
 
Additional keywords. Sierra Club
 
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 was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,111 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on June 21, 2009, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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