“Man takes root at his feet, and at best he is no more than a potted plant in his house or carriage till he has established communication with the soil by the loving and magnetic touch of his soles to it.”
― John Burroughs
John Burroughs’ bedroom in his home at Woodchuck Lodge. Photographed in Roxbury, New York, USA
Woodchuck Lodge, also known as John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site is in Roxbury in the western Catskills of Delaware County, New York, was a summertime home of naturalist John Burroughs.
He is buried here, at the foot of a rock on which he played as a child. From the gravesite one has a panoramic view of mountains.
“In 1913, Henry Ford purchased the Roxbury farm as a present for John Burroughs, who had built a cabin, “Woodchuck Lodge.”