John Muir's obituary corrected 100 years later

John Muir's Obituary Corrected 100 Years Later
John Muir's Obituary Corrected 100 Years Later

The Los Angeles Times recently posted a correction for a story 100 years after it initially appeared.

A note was added to its obituary of famed naturalist John Muir, originally published on Christmas Day in 1914, that his birthday was listed as April 28, 1838, but it was actually seven days earlier.

Fittingly, the media outlet decided to address the change on April 21, his apparent real birthday.

John Muir was born in Scotland but became known for his love and advocacy for the Yosemite Valley in California.

He was integral in getting national monument protection status for that area as well as Sequoia.

Though he traveled around the world, his main focus remained on the Western United States where he wrote extensively about the local plants and animals.

Muir died in California of double pneumonia at the age of 76.

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