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Thumbnail for A Muir Idea That Led to The Creation of Glacier Bay
With no mountains around to have rolled down, “how did this rock get here?” was the instigating question that spurred Muir’s fascination, search, and study of glaciers.
Thumbnail for An Illustration of Orcas Island
The island was named after a Viceroy named Horcasita, a Mexican Count who sent the first western exploration into the region. The name was shortened to Orcas and given to the whole island chain. Eventually the islands became collectively known as the San Juan Islands; however Orcas Island retained its name.