Year of Publication
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Arts and Sciences
In 1867, the budding naturalist and future father of our national parks, John Muir, embarked on his thousand-mile walk to the Gulf from Jeffersonville, Indiana, to Cedar Key, Florida. Almost 150 years later I undertook the same journey, retracing the wilderness advocate’s footsteps through the South to catalog all that has changed in a century and a half of progress, to try and better understand the inception of his environmental ethics, and to learn to see the world as he did, harmonious, interconnected, rejuvenating and imbued with a pervasive spirituality. The chapters of this thesis retell selected legs of that journey.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Gilpin, Chadwick N., "Retracing John Muir's Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf" (2017). Theses and Dissertations--English. 57.