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  1. Derek Monday 19 April, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    All thanks to John Muir (1838-1914), who saved Yosemite from being turned into a dam. Have a look at: http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/ , his writings & quotes and the great photos of Yosemite at the time.

    “Everybody needs beauty… places to play and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike,” Muir (c. 1902).

    • Diana Monday 19 April, 2010 at 11:17 am #

      love stories like that. from wikipedia:

      Arriving in San Francisco in March 1868, Muir immediately left for a week-long visit to Yosemite, a place he had only read about. Seeing it for the first time, Marquis notes that “he was overwhelmed by the landscape, scrambling down steep cliff faces to get a closer look at the waterfalls, whooping and howling at the vistas, jumping tirelessly from flower to flower.” … “We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us,” Muir later wrote. . . . “No temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite… The grandest of all special temples of Nature.”

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