Date of Award

11-1-2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

Department

Liberal Studies

First Reader

Adrienne Zuerner

Second Reader

John Anzalone

Abstract

John Muir is known for having helped found the Sierra Club, and for having been its first president. Muir Woods, a grove of old-growth redwoods and popular tourist destination north of San Francisco, is named for him. California's state quarter features Muir and world-renowned Yosemite National Park, which he assisted in founding. He also fought to prevent the Tuolumne River from being dammed to create the Hetch Hetchy reservoir. Thus, Muir clearly possessed conservationist attitudes and ardently practiced them.

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