By Bob McGovern | InMaricopa
The legendary naturalist John Muir was an early advocate for preserving the wilderness of America.
Called the “Father of our National Parks,” he was passionate both about nature and inspiring people to get out into the wild.
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“Everybody needs beauty … places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike,” said Muir, who lived in (and loved) the Arizona high desert for a short period of his life.