Book/Printed Material My first summer in the Sierra,

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Title
My first summer in the Sierra,
Summary
Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study of the Yosemite Valley. After work in Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, he returned to California in 1880 and made the state his home. One of the heroes of America's conservaton movement, Muir deserves much of the credit for making the Yosemite Valley a protected national park and for alerting Americans to the need to protect this and other natural wonders. My first summer in the Sierra (1911) is based on Muir's original journals and sketches of his 1869 stay in the Sierras. Hired to supervise a San Joaquin sheep owner's flock at the headwaters of the Merced and Tulomne Rivers, Muir sets out for the mountains in June, returning to the Valley in September. He describes the flora and fauna of the mountains as well as his visits to Yosemite and his climbs of Mt. Hoffman and other peaks in the range.
Contributor Names
Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Created / Published
Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company, 1911.
Subject Headings
-  Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
-  California--Description and travel
-  Agriculture--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
vii, [1], 353, [1] p., 1 l. front., illus., plates. 21 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F868.S5 M9
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.vg18
Library of Congress Control Number
11014183
Rights Advisory
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Description
Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study of the Yosemite Valley. After work in Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, he returned to California in 1880 and made the state his home. One of the heroes of America's conservaton movement, Muir deserves much of the credit for making the Yosemite Valley a protected national park and for alerting Americans to the need to protect this and other natural wonders. My first summer in the Sierra (1911) is based on Muir's original journals and sketches of his 1869 stay in the Sierras. Hired to supervise a San Joaquin sheep owner's flock at the headwaters of the Merced and Tulomne Rivers, Muir sets out for the mountains in June, returning to the Valley in September. He describes the flora and fauna of the mountains as well as his visits to Yosemite and his climbs of Mt. Hoffman and other peaks in the range.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Muir, John. My first summer in the Sierra. Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company, 1911. Web.. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/11014183/.

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Muir, J. (1911) My first summer in the Sierra. Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company. [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/11014183/.

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