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HIS ACHIEVEMENTSJOURNEYSJohn Muir worked at a factory in Canada He invented time and money saving machines for the factories But one day an accident changed his whole outlook on life As he was tightening a machine belt with a file the file flew out and pierced his right eye His left eye grew dim to the reaction Johns friends and neighbors tried to help him and brought doctors Some friends read to him Children brought him flowers and listened to his stories He finally began to regain his sight His employer grateful for the work that he had done for his company offered John a job as foreman and a future partnership But John gave up the chance to be a wealthy business man because he wanted to use his precious sight to enjoy the creations of natureOn September 1 1867 John stepped off a train in Louisville Kentucky The next day he set out on foot to walk from Louisville to Florida a distance of 1000 miles In Florida he planned to catch a boat for South America because he was eager to observe the plants of southern lands This was known as the thousand-mile walk During his journey he would stop to collect plant samples and write about his observations in his journal John was weak from the trip and thought that he would need much more energy to travel to South America He decided to visit Yosemite Valley where he would regain his strength He took up the job as a herder there and began to explore the area Then he got a job as guide to the Yosemite Muir quickly became an expert on Yosemite John believed that glaciers had helped in the formation of the valley People began to pay attention to his ideas Some agreed and some didnt John spent years studying glaciers and tracking glaciers in the Sierra Nevada In 1874 Jeanne Carr introduced John Muir to Louie
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