Monday, June 4, 2012

On June 4

On this day in ...
... 1892 (120 years ago today), in California, the Sierra Club was incorporated by a group of persons who aimed to preserve wilderness areas. Scotland-born naturalist John Muir was named its 1st President; he held the position until his death in 1914. The Sierra Club played key roles in the establishment of the United States' park and forest services, and has taken stands against environmentally harmful activities. Headquartered in San Francisco, it claims 1.4 million members across the country. (logo credit)

(Prior June 4 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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