[First Idea of a National Park.]


[First Idea of a National Park.]


John Muir


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William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

In an article to alert subscribers and gain their support for the expansion of the John Muir Memorial Park in Wisconsin, an excerpt is quoted from John Muir's speech given at the annual meeting of the Sierra Club, November 23, 1895, in which he said, ""The preservation of speciment sections of natural flora-bits of pure wilderness-was a fond, favorite notion of mine long before I heard of national parks."" After describing the floral beauty of a meadow that surround the glacial lake below his childhood home, he relates how he attempted to acquire it for preservation and then concludes: "". . .even if I should never see it again, the beauty of its lilies and orchids is so pressed into my mind I shall always enjoy looking back at them in imagination, even across seas and continents, and perhaps after I am dead.""


John Muir Newsletter [University of the Pacific, Stockton, California], v. 5, no. 3


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The excerpt is from no. 203, pp. 276-277.

[First Idea of a National Park.]



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