John Muir in Indianapolis

John Muir in Indianapolis (HMV1I)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46225 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.522', W 86° 9.609'

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Born 1838 in Dunbar, Scotland, Muir moved to the U.S. with his family, settling in Wisconsin 1849. As a youth, he became interested in nature and mechanical inventions. He attended the University of Wisconsin and was consumed with an interest in botany. In 1866, he came to Indianapolis and worked at a carriage materials factory located here.

Side two
Following a severe eye injury, Muir left Indianapolis September 1867 to begin extensive travels, which ended in California March 1868. His deep friendship with Catharine Merrill and others, however, resulted in a lifelong connection with Indianapolis. Muir co-founded the Sierra Club 1892 and was president until he died December 24, 1914.

HM NumberHMV1I
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number49.2004.2
Year Placed2004
Placed ByInstalled: 2004 Indiana Historical Bureau, Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter, and Various Donors
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 571941 N 4401313
Decimal Degrees39.75870000, -86.16015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.522', W 86° 9.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 31.32" N, 86° 9' 36.54" W
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Area Code(s)317, 765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-630 Russell Ave, Indianapolis IN 46225, US
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