John Muir's Major Accomplishments

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John Muir started off as a young boy with big dreams, and those dreams eventually turned into great accomplishments. With his strong love for nature, John Muir would eventually grow up to become a writer and advocate of U.S. forest conservation, along with helping establish Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks in California. Overall, John Muir has had major accomplishments being a Naturalist, and changing natural parks in California forever. John Muir was born on April 21st 1838, in Dunbar Scotland, where he would live for the first 11 years of his life. At the age of 11, John and his family decided to migrate to the United States, and settle in Wisconsin. Muir’s father was strict and rigid, forcing his sons to memorize the bible and maintain a demanding schedule (Sierra Club). Despite these things, Muir still found time to focus on the things that truly interested him, such as creating inventions that had to do with nature. He came up with an all sorts of inventions ranging from a horse feeder to a wooden thermometer. Muir would eventual submit some of his inventions to the state Fair where he earned admiration and prizes.…show more content…
However, Muir only lasted at the University of Wisconsin for 3 years, deciding to drop out to study botany and explore nature. Muir would take local jobs from place to place in order to survive. Muir actually decided to walk from Indiana to Florida, creating detailed sketches of the terrain along the way. He “eventually sailed to Cuba, New York and Panama, ultimately making his way to San Francisco.” (Bio) From that moment on, California became his

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