The Sage of Slabsidesbecame the friend of John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, Edison, Ford, and other important people. He traveled to the Pacific coast, the South, the West Indies, Europe, and (with the Harriman expedition) Alaska, recording natural phenomena in simple, expressive prose.
See his autobiography, My Boyhood (1922) biographies by E. B. Kelley (1959) and P. G. Westbrook (1974).
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