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April 21, 1988 was designated John Muir day by president Ronald Reagan. The event celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the birth of the native Scotsman, who relocated to California and became America’s most well known naturalist. Amongst other achievements, Muir was an early proponent for the establishment of the National Park Service and founder of the preservation group, the Sierra Club. Muir died in 1914.
Currently not on view
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metal (overall material)
overall: .33 cm x 6.3 cm; x 1/8 in x 2 1/2 in
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National Museum of American History