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

John Muir Country

 
 
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By Keith L, October 28, 2007
1. John Muir Country Marker
Inscription. It was over this road that John Muir traveled to such early settlements as Kingston and Pardeeville. Muir was eleven when he came here from Scotland with his father, brother and sister in 1849. His mother arrived with her other children after a home had been carved out of the wilderness. They settled west of here at “Fountain Lake,” at what is now John Muir Memorial Park. Here, surrounded by the beauties of nature, began his love of wild animals, flowers, trees and waters. Later, the family moved five miles east to the Hickory Hill Farm.

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.)
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By Keith L, August 11, 2009
2. John Muir Country Marker

 
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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
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By Keith L, October 28, 2007
3. John Muir Country Marker
taught the people of his time and ours the importance of experiencing and protecting our natural heritage. His writings contributed greatly to the creation of Yosemite, Sequoia, Mount Rainier, Petrified Forest, and Grand Canyon National Parks." (Submitted on December 7, 2007.) 
 
Additional keywords. Sierra Club founder
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
John Muir Country Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 11, 2009
4. John Muir Country Marker
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By Keith L, August 11, 2009
5. John Muir Country Marker
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By Keith L, October 28, 2007
6. John Muir Country Marker
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By Keith L, August 11, 2009
7. John Muir Memorial Park
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By Keith L, August 11, 2009
8. Fountain Lake
Also known as Ennis Lake and Muir Lake.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,153 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on August 20, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on December 7, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4, 5. submitted on August 20, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   6. submitted on December 7, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   7, 8. submitted on August 20, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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