John Muir at Cedar Key

John Muir at Cedar Key (HMBL4)

Location: Cedar Key, FL 32625 Levy County
Buy Florida State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 29° 9.048', W 83° 2.898'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 169 views
Inscription
John Muir, noted naturalist and conservation leader, spent several months in Florida in 1867. He arrived at Cedar Key in October, seven weeks after setting out from Indiana on a "thousand-mile walk to the Gulf." Muir's journal account of his adventure, which was published in 1916, two years after his death, includes interesting glimpses of the quality of life in the post-Civil War south. "The traces of war," he wrote, "are not only apparent on the broken fields, mills, and woods ruthlessly slaughtered, but also on the countenances of the people." Florida deeply impressed the twenty-nine year old Muir.

He remembered the "watery and vine-tied" land where "the streams are still young," which he had seen and sampled on his way from Fernandina. It was while recovering from a bout with malaria in Cedar Key that Muir first expressed his belief that nature was valuable for its own sake, not only because it was useful for man. This principle guided John Muir throughout his life. In early 1868, he left Cedar Key and eventually settled in California, where he helped establish the Yosemite National Park and, in 1892, the Sierra Club, which became one of our nation's best known environmental organizations.
Details
HM NumberHMBL4
Tags
Marker NumberF-303_MARKER
Year Placed1983
Placed ByFlorida Chapter of the Sierra Club and Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:56am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 300763 N 3226428
Decimal Degrees29.15080000, -83.04830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 9.048', W 83° 2.898'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 9' 2.88" N, 83° 2' 53.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)352
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12231 SW 166th Ct, Cedar Key FL 32625, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?