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Birthday of John Muir the “Father of National Parks”

April 21, 2023

John Muir, also known as “John of the Mountains” and “Father of the National Parks”, was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, botanist, zoologist, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America.

Born: April 21, 1838 in Dunbar, United Kingdom
Died: December 24, 1914 in California, United States


April 21, 2023