By Leonard Warren
Maclure of recent concord follows the twists and turns of William Maclure's fascinating existence. a local Scotsman, Maclure (1763--1840) grew to become a service provider, made a fortune, and retired in his early thirties. Then his lifestyles turned fascinating. eager about the examine of geology, Maclure did fieldwork all through Europe sooner than touring to the USA, the place he accomplished the 1st geological survey of his followed state and released a close, colour geological map -- one cause he is called the daddy of yank Geology. Maclure's travels sharpened his convictions approximately social justice and led him to a lifetime of social radicalism. He based revolutionary faculties to teach the youngsters of the operating sessions and, in 1820, he joined forces with Robert Owen to discovered New concord -- the utopian neighborhood in Indiana. Ever stressed, Maclure later moved to Mexico, the place he watched his hopes for the recent republic founder.