7. Summarize the letter that his wife wrote him. What do you think of what she did for him? 8. When Muir returned to the High Sierra and Yosemite what were the problems he observed? 9. Describe the spectacle created by James McCauley at the Mountain House Hotel at Glacier Point. 10. In sum, Muir’s cathedral at Yosemite had been turned into a ________________. 11. What problem did Muir discover in the high country of the Sierra? 12. Robert Underwood Johnson suggested that the high country be set aside as a national park and urged Muir to become the public voice for the campaign by writing articles again describing not only the region’s beauty, but its ______________. 13. Who is Muir compared with in terms of his literary and rhetorical tradition? 14. Muir threw himself into a pitched battle to preserve the high country. What did those with selfish interests do in an attempt to destroy his credibility? 15. Flushed with the success of his first venture into the world of politics, Muir immediately began making new plans. He wanted _____ parks, _________ parks, and more park supporters to defend them against the enemies he knew would oppose them.
16. John Muir wanted Americans to see the necessity in all that is ______. 17. Muir wrote this approximately 100 years ago and it is even more appropriate in this day and age: “The tendency nowadays to wander in _______________ is delightful to see. Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of _________.”
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