Sigurd Olson was a literary
laureate to wilderness lovers. Although
he was born in Chicago and lived much of
his life in Ely, MN, he had early roots
in Wisconsin and was active in fights to
protect Wisconsin wilderness and whitewater.
graduation from Ashland High School,
he attended Northland College in Ashland
and the University of Wisconsin in Madison,
majoring in geology.
He later became recognized
as one of the nation's most erudite
ecologists. Olson authored more than 100
magazine articles and nine books, The
Singing Wilderness, Listening Point, The
Lonely Land, Runes of the North, The Hidden
Forest, Open Horizons, Wilderness Days,
Reflections from the North Country, and Of
Time and Place.
For further information on
Sigurd Olson, read his Hall
of Fame monograph.
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