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Daniel Beard


U.S. illustrator, author, and founder of the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, which Beard later merged with the Boy Scouts of America

“Well barbered and manicured Nature, closely shaven lawns and neatly trimmed hedges are perfectly proper in yards to suburban houses, but contact with Nature without a hair-cut and unshaven is what gives strength to one’s muscles, brightness to one’s eyes, and makes the red blood dance in one’s veins.”

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source: Dan Beard’s Animal Book and Camp-Fire Stories (New York: Moffat, Yard and Company, 1907), preface, iii.

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