• <p>Photo of John Muir's journal.</p>
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John Muir, called the Father of our National Parks, grew up in Marquette County, Wisconsin after emigrating from Dunbar, Scotland in 1849. He was 11 years old. It was here on the little kettle lake and among the wild Wisconsin landscapes that he fell in love with his Wisconsin home. Take a tour of places that inspired the young naturalist. Visit sites where he worked the fields, rested, and watched the birds he wrote about in his biography, The Story of My Boyhood and Youth. Put yourself into the context of his boyhood by exploring places in Marquette County on this tour. This route takes you to locations not only known by Muir, but those who tell you stories about what Wisconsin and Marquette County were like when Muir was a boy here. Immerse yourself in the culture and landscapes of Muir's Marquette County.