John Muir: His Achievements Essay

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John Muir: His Achievements/Journeys

John Muir worked at a factory in Canada. He invented time and money saving machines for the factories. But one day an accident changed his whole outlook on life. As he was tightening a machine belt with a file, the file flew out and pierced his right eye. His left eye grew dim to the reaction. John's friends and neighbors tried to help him and brought doctors.
Some friends read to him. Children brought him flowers and listened to his stories. He finally began to regain his sight. His employer, grateful for the work that he had done for his company, offered John a job as foreman and a future partnership. But John gave up the chance to be a wealthy business man because he wanted to use his
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He will suffer the lost of his wife and abate his grief by observing a pertrified forest. John Muir really was a man of the mountains. I believe that John Muir was a very hard working and determined man.
The fact that he overcomes the struggles of his life to accomplish all that he did makes him an even more remarkable man. I think that it is great that there is a man that would speak out for such a wonderful thing like nature in a time where people didn't care. He has accomplished so much in his life that I am surprised that he is not as well-known. He should be written about and taught about more. John Muir can inspire a person to care more for nature and become more considerate and passionate to it.
John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland, on April 21, 1838. He had two older sisters named Margaret and Sarah and two younger brothers named David and
Daniel, Jr. and twin sisters named Mary and Annie. They were all born in Dunbar except a younger sister, Joanna, that was born after they moved to the United
States. John's father was Daniel Muir and John's mother was Ann Gilrye Muir. Daniel was a man of strong feelings. His religious beliefs made him put aside fun and music thinking that they were the devil's workshop. He believed that mealtime was a sacrament and that idle talk and laughing had no place at the table. John was forced to memorize a passage from the bible every day. He…