John Burroughs (April 3, 1837 – March 29, 1921) was an American naturalist and essayist important in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement.
President Theodore Roosevelt was friends with Burroughs. In 1899, he participated in E. H. Harriman's expedition to Alaska.
Woodchuck Lodge, also known as John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site is in Roxbury in the western Catskills of Delaware County, New York, was a summertime home of naturalist John Burroughs. He is buried here, at the foot of a rock on which he played as a child. "In 1913, Henry Ford purchased the Roxbury farm as a present for John Burroughs. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962.
Since his death in 1921, John Burroughs has been commemorated by the John Burroughs Association. The John Burroughs Association was founded in 1921 to commemorate the life and works of author/naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921). Administered out of offices at the American Museum of Natural History. It also, on an annual basis, presents the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing at book-length, and another award for essay-length nature writing.
Firestone, Ford, and Thomas Edison were generally considered the three leaders in American industry at the time, and often worked and vacationed together. All three were part of a very exclusive group entitled "The Millionaires' Club." Burroughs accompanied many personalities of the time in his later years, including Harvey Firestone.
Among Burroughs's classmates was future financier Jay Gould. A leading American railroad developer and speculator. He has long been vilified as an archetypal robber baron, whose successes made him the ninth richest American in history.
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Ecology began the systematic study of the environment as a whole interconnected system, which developed into Cybernetics, Systems Theory and Complexity Science.