Writer John Burroughs Is Born

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This page, from American Memory at the Library of Congress, focuses on significant events in American history and culture associated with April 3. On this day in 1837, writer John Burroughs was born near Roxbury, New York. Like Henry David Thoreau before him, Burroughs gained a wide following for his observations, in the form of nature essays, of the world around him.

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