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Good News in History, April 21

On this day 180 years ago, John Muir, the naturalist and conservationist known as the "Father of the National Park,” was born. The influential...

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On This Day in History

Good News in History, April 21

On this day 180 years ago, John Muir, the naturalist and conservationist known as the "Father of the National Park,” was born. The influential Scottish-American glaciologist and author who was read by millions wrote about nature and his adventures in the Sierra Nevada and his beloved Yosemite. His activism helped to preserve that valley, along with Sequoia National Park and many other wilderness areas. He also co-founded the Sierra Club, which continues his environmental efforts to this day. WATCH a video... (1838)