Floyd W. Schmoe
|Born||September 21, 1895|
Prairie Center, Kansas,
|Died||April 20, 2001 (aged 105)|
|Occupation||Quaker, pacifist, author|
Floyd Schmoe was a stretcher bearer during World War I. He did not fight because he was a pacifist and conscientious objector based on his Quaker faith. He did not take part in World War II. After World War II he went to Hiroshima, Japan, and helped rebuild houses that were destroyed by the atomic bomb. He built 21 homes from 1949 to 1953 in Hiroshima financed by funds from the US. He exchanged letters with Emperor Hirohito.
He became a professor of forestry at the University of Washington. He was the first park naturalist at Mt. Rainier National Park. He also traveled all over the world and built the Seattle Peace Park. In 1988 he received the Hiroshima Peace Prize and was made an honorary citizen of Japan.
- Hiroshima fetes peace activist November 1, 2012 Japan Times Retrieved October 30, 2015
- "天皇陛下、米学者と書簡で交流 被爆者支援が縁で半世紀：朝日新聞デジタル". 朝日新聞デジタル (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-01-08.
- Woo, Elaine. "Floyd Schmoe; Activist for Peace for Nearly a Century".
- Vandalized statue of A-bomb victim repaired August 4, 2004 Japan Times Retrieved October 30, 2015
- Schmoe, Floyd (1920). Mount Rainier National Park – An Unofficial Guide Book.
- Schmoe, Floyd (1925). Our Greatest Mountain. G. P. Putnam's Sons. p. 366 pages.
- Clarke Crichton, Jr.; ghost written by Floyd (1930). Frozen In. G. P. Putnam's Sons. p. 148 pages.
- Schmoe, Floyd (1933). Wilderness Tales. University of Washington Press. p. 117 pages.
- Schmoe, Floyd (1934). Cattails and Pussywillows. Lake City Press. p. 104 pages.
- Schmoe, Floyd (1950). Japan Journey. Silver Quoin Press.
- Schmoe, Floyd (1959). A Year in Paradise. The Mountaineers Books. p. 208 pages. ISBN 0-89886-653-7.
- Schmoe, Floyd (1962). What is Man. Voyager Press.
- Schmoe, Floyd (1964). For the Love of Some Islands. Harper & Row. p. 226 pages.
- Schmoe, Floyd (1975). The Big Sur. Chronicle Books. ISBN 0-87701-070-6.
- Schmoe, Floyd (1980). Spoon Creek.
- Schmoe, Floyd (1983). Why is Man. CE Publishing. p. 21 pages. ISBN 1-878906-32-1.
- Schmoe, Floyd (1989). The Years of My Day.
- Schmoe, Floyd. From Walking To and Fro Upon The Earth.
- Schmoe, Floyd (1996). Dove.
- Floyd W. Schmoe HistoryLink.org, the online encyclopedia of Washington State History
- Dr. Floyd Schmoe Sadako.org
- Mount Rainier National Park (Nature Notes)
- Schmoe House-Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
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