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Happy Birthday to John Muir

John Muir

John Muir

John Muir, naturalist and “Father of the US National Parks Service” was born on this day in 1838 in Dunbar, Scotland.  His family immigrated to the United States in 1849 where Muir grew up, attended college and developed a love for wilderness.

In a 1903 passport application, Muir gives details of his birth, immigration, naturalization and profession and also swears an oath of allegiance.

The application also contains a physical description of Muir and his iconic beard:

John Muir, physical description from 1903 passport application

John Muir, physical description from 1903 passport application

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