Fountain Lake Farm

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Fountain Lake Farm (Wisconsin Farm Home of John Muir)
Entrance into Fountain Lake Farm
Nearest city Montello, Wisconsin
United States
North America
Area 80 acres (32 ha)
Built 1864
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 90000471
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 1990-06-21[1]
Designated NHL 1990-06-21[2]

The Fountain Lake Farm, also known as Wisconsin Farm Home of John Muir, was the home of John Muir from 1849 to 1856 and 1860 to 1862. The landmark site is located at County Highway F and Gillette Road in rural Montello, Wisconsin, United States, North America and includes an area of 80 acres (32 ha). Muir attributed much of his philosophy about conservation to ideas he conceived while living at Fountain Lake Farm.[2]


On 21 June 1990, the Fountain Lake Farm was declared a National Historic Landmark.[2][3]


  1. ^ Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Fountain Lake Farm (Wisconsin Farm Home of John Muir)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  3. ^ Donald L. Stevens, Jr. (1989-05-11). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination / National Historic Landmark Nomination: Fountain Lake Farm / Wisconsin Farm Home of John Muir" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 7 photos, from 1988 and c.1863. PDF (1.18 MB)

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