"John Muir in Indiana" Historical Marker Dedication

Who: Sierra Club Members, Fans of John Muir and the General Public

What: "John Muir in Indiana" Historical Marker Dedication

When: Friday, July 2, 2004 - 10:00 am

Where: Downtown Indianapolis, Intersection of South Illinois and Merrill streets, between South Street and Pogues Run. (behind main post office - southeast corner)

Why: John Muir was an inventor, machine shop operator, naturalist, conservationist and author. John Muir worked for the Osgood, Smith & Company in Indianapolis, Indiana located on South Illinois Street between South Street and Pogues Run. It was here that an accident with a power belt changed his life and made nature and conservation his number one priority. Muir became the "Father of Our National parks" and the founder of the nationwide Sierra Club.

After many months of completing paper work and seeking a licensed and bonded contractor to dig the hole, the John Muir marker will finally be erected in Indianapolis. This is truly a day to celebrate! We hope you can attend the "John Muir in Indiana " dedication on July 2, 2004.

Thank you to our kind contributors for this marker. If you would like to contribute please contact Lori at 317-822-3750 or sierra@netdirect.net.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." -- John Muir, 1838-1914

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