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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Conservation

My First Summer in the Sierra

John Muir

1917

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2017-04-13

Finished John Muir's My First Summer in the Sierra. Muir went on to be instrumental to the conservation of the area and went on to found the Sierra Club. Muir had dropped out of college and was working in a sawmill when an accident drove him to follow his passion for nature. He eventually ended up in California and here was working as a shepherd, of course, spending as much time as possible admiring the surroundings.