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Olaus and Mardy Murie: Alaska’s Passionate Protectors

October 21, 2013, | “Margaret (Mardy) Murie is fondly called the Grandmother of the Conservation Movement, but her love of the land began at a young age. Born on August 18, 1902 in Seattle, Mardy moved to Fairbanks with her family when she was five years old. Her step-father was an assistant U.S. attorney. She attended Simons College in Boston but finished her degree in business administration at the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, now the University of Alaska.”

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HISTORY – Olaus and Mardy Murie: Alaska’s Passionate Protectors
“I hope the United States of America is not so rich that she can afford to let these wildernesses pass by, or so poor she cannot afford to keep them.” – Mardy Murie – In congressional testimony about the Alaska Lands Act
Thanks to Dena Nickell for posting this. – Olaus and Mardy Murie, 1902 – 2003
Olaus is rememberd as a biologist, Alaskan explorer and author. Mardy is often call the ‘grandmother of the conversation movement.’
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