John Muir

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John Muir (/mjʊər/; April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) also known as “John of the Mountains” and “Father of the National Parks”, was an influential Scottish-American: naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. (Information from Wikipedia)

Articles in Western American Literature:

John Muir and Yosemite’s “Castaway Book”: The Troubling Geology of Native America, by Ann Lundberg

John of the Mines: Muir’s Picturesque Rewrite of the Gold Rush, by Nicolas Witschi

“Angel guiding gently”: The Yosemite Meeting of Ralph Waldo Emerson and John Muir, 1871, by Michael P. Branch

A Dog’s Life: Anthropomorphism, Sentimentality, and Ideology in John Muir’s Stickeen, by David Copland Morris

Why Don’t They Write About Nevada?, by Ann Ronald

The Tempered Romanticism of John Muir, by Harold P. Simonson

John Muir’s Public Voice, by Michael P. Cohen