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Monday, July 15th, 2024

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Monday, July 15th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Histories Forgotten: The 1890s and discovering the wonders of nature

John Muir, pictured above later in his life, was influential in the movement toward preserving nature and wilderness. (Photos courtesy of AHUS)

During the 1890s, there was a surge in writings addressing the outdoors and nature. The nation’s conscience had awakened to the idea that more needed to be done to preserve and protect our natural jewels. Four new and powerful voices joined the discourse: John Muir, George Oliver Shields, Charles Sprague Sargent, and Ernest Seton Thompson.
Muir was a driving force behind the establishment of Yosemite National Park and a founding member of the Sierra Club (1892).

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