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Edwin Way Teale Historical Marker

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Author, photographer, and naturalist Edwin Way Teale was born on June 2, 1899 in Joliet, Illinois. Teale wrote many books; one of my favorites is Dune Boy, a collection of charming tales of his childhood summers at his grandparent's farm in the dunelands of northern Indiana. Teale is perhaps best known for a quartet of natural history volumes that chronicle cross-country trips he and his wife Nellie took in the years following the Second World War. Wandering Through Winter, the final volume in the series, won the Pulitzer Prize.


What is commonly called conservation will not work in the long run because it is not really conservation at all but rather, disguised by its elaborate scheming, only a more knowledgeable variation of the old idea of a world for man's use only. That idea is unrealizable.
~Joseph Wood Krutch ~