George W Sears

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Birthday
2, 1821
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
May 1, 1890 (68)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
2, 1821
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
May 1, 1890 (68)

About

Under the name Nessmuk, who wrote about hiking, camping, and canoeing for Forest and Stream magazine.

Before Fame

He developed an early interest in writing about outdoor life after reading American Indian literature.

Trivia

Most of his works dealt with conservationism, and his most successful book, "Woodcraft," remained in print 100 years after its initial publication.

Family Life

He grew up in South Oxford (which is now Webster), Massachusetts, where he was the eldest of 10 children.

Associated With

He took a voyage on a whaler to the South Pacific, during the same year that Herman Melville did the same thing, from the same port.