June 24, 2019

Today in History: John Muir

Today in History–July 19–the Library of Congress features naturalist John Muir, who captured his experience of awakening in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California on this day in 1869. Read his thoughts and find out more about the subsequent founder of the Sierra Club by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more related resources. Books by John Muir The mountains of California by John Muir, 1894 My first summer in the Sierra by John Muir, … [Read more...]

Today in History: John Burroughs

Today in History–April 3–the Library of Congress features writer and naturalist John Burroughs, born on this day in 1837. Learn more about this contemporary of John Muir and Henry David Thoreau by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access images and some of his writings and photographs as well as more environment and conservation teaching resources and primary sources from the Library. John Burroughs Was Born  from America's Library Winter sunshine by John … [Read more...]

Today in History: Mount Rainier National Park

Today in History–March 2–the Library of Congress features Mount Rainier National Park, established on this day in 1899. But was America's fifth national park created to preserve nature or to help out an industry? Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and reviewing the resources linked to below. from America's Library Mount Rainier, Washington Mount Rainier becomes a national park Legislation U.S. Statutes at Large, Vol. 29, Proclamation No. 21, pp. … [Read more...]