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Alaska’s ‘grandmother of the conservation movement’

by The 100 Companies

Margaret (Mardie) Murie grew up in a log cabin in Alaska where her love for the environment and crusade on its behalf began. She was the first woman to graduate from the University of Alaska, and her honeymoon a year later was a romantic 500-mile caribou research expedition. (Did their dogsled have wedding bells?)

Murie’s memorialized by her fight to preserve millions of acres of unspoiled land in Alaska and encouraging the creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the passage of the Wilderness Act. She thrived living on “wild, free, clean, fragrant, untrampled” land for her 101 years.
– Eve Lederman, The 100 Companies

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