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May 27, 2013

Rachel Carson’s Sense of Wonder

Rachel Carson    (1907 - 1964)

Rachel Carson
(1907 – 1964)

On this day in 1907 Rachel Carson was born in Springdale, Pennsylvania. Her homestead is now a museum and educational center, though it includes only one of the sixty-five acres upon which Carson learned the life-lesson that she would teach the world: “The lasting pleasures of contact with the natural world are not reserved for scientists but are available to anyone who will place himself under the influence of earth, sea, and sky, and their amazing life.”

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