JOHN MUIR VIEW
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Archived2012
N 43° 22.778 W 089° 23.731
16T E 305948 N 4805760
Quick Description: John Muir often stopped to rest and to admire the view as he walked from his home in Marquette County to the University of Wisconsin.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/28/2007 6:34:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM1XNZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
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Long Description:
John Muir (1838-1914), world-famous naturalist and "father of the national park system," often stopped to rest and to admire this view as he walked from his home in Marquette County to the University of Wisconsin. Muir loved the wilderness from which his parents carved a farm and home, first at Fountain Lake, later at Hickory Hill, about twenty miles north from here (south of Montello). When he left Hickory Hill to enroll at the University, Muir's love for nature was matched only by his genius for "mechanical contrivances" varying from a device to feed the horses at any designated hour to an "early rising machine" which tipped the occupant out of bed at a pre-set time. After four years in Madison, Muir left "one University for another, the Wisconsin University for the University of the Wilderness."
Erected 1955

Located on HWY 51, .5 mile south of Poynette.
County: Columbia

Location: Wayside

MarkerID: 29

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