Fredrick Law Olmsted
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Highlights of his childhood & education
Fredrick was just about to enter Yale University when he got sumac poisoning which took college away from him. before he tried to get into college fredrick was a journalist, a seaman, a public administrator, and a social reformer.
Marrige and family
On june 13th, 1859 frederick married Mary Cleaveland Perkins, he had two children with her, a son and daughter. he also adopted 3 sons.
This is Olmsted posing in front of flowers and trees, showin how he made these kind of inviorments.
Olmsted sitting on his bed wrighting in his journal. (was a journalist when he was younger)
Olmsted thinking about his next park design
Why was he a reformer and what did it change
He was a social reformer and he beliveed that people needed to be with nature no matter where they are so he made huge parks in huge cities.
Cause of Death
I do not know the cause of death but he died at the hospital he desighned, McLean hospital at 2:00am on August 28th 1903. he died at 81 years old.