A knight in the wilderness

Parshall, Gerald
July 1992
U.S. News & World Report;7/20/92, Vol. 113 Issue 3, p57
Pays tribute to Sierra Club founder John Muir, who crusaded for the creation of Yosemite National Park and other vast preserves. He was high priest of the preservationists; Childhood; A machine-shop wizard; His work at odd jobs; Education; Accomplishments.


Related Articles

  • Many achievements, including mountaineering.  // Sierra;Jul/Aug86, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p48 

    John Muir, in addition to his achievements as a man of science, a wilderness philosopher, and conservation pioneer, was among the best, maybe even the greatest, mountaineers in the US in the last quarter of the 19th century. Background, life and influence.

  • `Home Into the Mountain's Heart.'  // Sierra;Mar/Apr88, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p54 

    Author John Muir was not a titanic force in American literature, but his heartfelt writing of the wonder and spectacle of wild nature inspired action and insight. In 1892 Muir endorsed the formation of a club to support the exploration and preservation of his beloved Sierra Nevada, and thus the...

  • John Muir.  // Sierra;Mar/Apr89, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p22 

    Celebrates Sierra Club founder John Muir's birthday with quotes from friends and colleagues.

  • The man who saved Yosemite. Downing, Kevin J. // Scholastic Update;4/15/94, Vol. 126 Issue 13, p15 

    Focuses on the contributions of outdoorsman John Muir in the protection of Yosemite National Park. Collaboration of Muir with of President Theodore Rossevelt in the preservation of national forests; Creation of the Yosemite National Park by the United States government in 1890; Muir's...

  • John Muir, gentleman farmer. Bauman, Richard // Backpacker;Sep93, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p12 

    Profiles John Muir, a renowned naturalist and farmer. Years spent in three-story house in Martinez, California with his wife and children; Lifetramping through the Sierra Nevada; Retirement from farming in 1892; Fight to preserve America's natural resources.

  • MOUNTAIN MAN. Wadsworth, Ginger // Cobblestone;Sep2009, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p9 

    The article provides information on the adventures of the mountain man, John Muir, in going to the Yosemite Valley in California.

  • John Muir: Friend and protector of nature. Bledsoe, H.W. // Cobblestone;Aug89, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p13 

    Profile of John Muir, the woodsman, naturalist, and writer, who devoted his life to preserving the American wilderness during the late 1800s. Early history; Conservation efforts; Writings.

  • John Muir: Protector of the wilderness. Peterson, Robert W. // Boys' Life;Feb1994, Vol. 84 Issue 2, p28 

    Part II. Profiles John Muir, a naturalist and mountaineer. His birth in Scotland in 1838; His home life; His inventions; How he preached conservation for 40 years and helped found national parks; John Muir at a glance; More.

  • A passion for nature.  // Victoria;Sep95, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p25 

    Features environmentalist John Muir. Love for the American wilderness; Establishment of the Yosemite, Sequoia, Mount Rainier, Petrified Forest and Grand Canyon national parks; Offering of the nine-volume John Muir library; Viewing the John Muir National Historic Site.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics