Fountain Lake Farm Montello, WI

John Muir (1838-1914), pioneering advocate of natural preservation, lived at Fountain Lake Farm from 1849 to 1856, during his early teens, and periodically between 1862-1864. Late in life he traced the formation of his conservation philosophy to the years he spent at Fountain Lake Farm. Though no structures associated with Muir's period of residence are extant, a natural meadow, spring, and lake remain.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
318558
Names
Fountain Lake Farm
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Timeline

21 Jun 1990
Fountain Lake Farm designated a National Historic Landmark
21 Jun 1990
Fountain Lake Farm added to National Register of Historic Places
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National Register Data

Fountain Lake Farm has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places with the following information. Note: some of this data may have become outdated since the listing date. View full NRHP data →

National Register ID
90000471
Date Listed
19900621
Name
Fountain Lake Farm
Other Names
Wisconsin Farm Home of John Muir
Address
Co. Hwy. F and Gillette Rd.
City/Town
Montello
County
Marquette
State
Wisconsin
Category
site
Level of Significance
national
Years of Significance
1864; 1871
Areas of Significance
CONSERVATION