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The Scripture of Nature | Kanopy

The Scripture of Nature | Kanopy

In 1851, word spreads across the country of a beautiful area of California's Yosemite Valley, attracting visitors who wish to exploit the land's scenery for commercial gain and those who wish to keep it pristine. Among the latter is a Scottish-born wanderer named John Muir, for whom protecting the land becomes a spiritual calling.

In 1864, Congress passes an act that protects Yosemite from commercial development for "public use, resort...

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