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Name:  Samuel A. Campbell  

Pen Name: Sam Campbell

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1895 in Watseka, Illinois

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Campbell was born in Watseka, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Samuel A. Campbell was an author, lecturer, naturalist, film maker and best known in America as the Philosopher of the Forest. He began his public presentations on nature and philosophy in Chicago in 1929. He soon became a sought after public speaker and lecture on the topic of nature. He eventually made his home, Sanctuary of Wegimind, in a game preserve in the great forests of Northern Wisconsin. There he studies the ways of wild creatures, their habits, their work, their play, and the examples they set for human beings in right living. During his life he produced more than 150,000 feet of nature films, delivered more than 10,000 lectures and wrote 21 books.


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