Natural Wonders

Natural Wonders (HMP7O)

Location: Madison, WI 53706 Dane County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 4.569', W 89° 24.2'

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Bascom Hill Historic District

Surrounded by the natural beauty of this campus, a student named John Muir developed a love of the outdoors that would touch not only his own life, but those of future generations. Muir left the University of Wisconsin in 1863 and became one of the most famous naturalists in America. His writings influenced the creation of our national park system and convinced the expanding nation that resources such as the great redwoods of California were worth preserving. These surroundings, which so inspired Muir, have helped to shape generations of environmental leaders who have followed in Muir's footsteps and are still working to ensure that the beauty of nature will endure.
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HM NumberHMP7O
Series This marker is part of the University of Wisconsin series
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe UW Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 304346 N 4772074
Decimal Degrees43.07615000, -89.40333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.569', W 89° 24.2'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 34.14" N, 89° 24' 12.00" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1018-1078 Observatory Dr, Madison WI 53706, US
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