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John Burroughs
Burroughs relaxes in a rocking chair, naturally

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John Burroughs Was Born
April 3, 1837

Look around you closely. What do you see? Writer John Burroughs, born on April 3, 1837, near Roxbury, New York, was famous for his observations of the world around him. He especially loved to write about nature, describing the natural beauty of places like the Catskills in upstate New York, a place he found peaceful and inspiring.
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