May 1849: The Muir family, after a long journey from Scotland, arrived at their Fountain Lake Farm in Marquette County in May of 1849. It was here that young John Muir developed his deep respect and love of nature that helped to shape his values. The young naturalist and inventor continued his studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Muir wandered about observing nature, eventually moving to California where he became the country's most influential and famous naturalist and conservationist. Muir died in 1914.