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Re: 5 Historic Places Associated with John Muir

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avatar 5 Historic Places Associated with John Muir
May 21, 2011 06:07AM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/20/TR7J1JF0LA.DTL


Millions of visitors traipse through the national parks, thanks in large part to a tall man with a long beard whose obsessive love for nature led to the protection of some of the most breathtaking scenery on the continent. His environmental advocacy helped to bring about the creation of Yosemite, Sequoia, Mount Rainier and Grand Canyon national parks, and is the topic of "A Walk in the Wild," the Muir exhibit opening at the Oakland Museum of California in August. Follow a trail of sites honoring the conservationist's life and legacy.....



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Re: 5 Historic Places Associated with John Muir
May 22, 2011 06:47AM
The well preserved home in Martinez is definitely worth a visit!
Man, what a house! A total of 7 huge stone fireplaces, each one unique.
The surrounding grounds are nicely maintained with fruit trees and even a beekeeping setup.
avatar Re: 5 Historic Places Associated with John Muir
May 22, 2011 09:59AM
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Anvanho
The well preserved home in Martinez is definitely worth a visit!
Man, what a house! A total of 7 huge stone fireplaces, each one unique.
The surrounding grounds are nicely maintained with fruit trees and even a beekeeping setup.

It's rather interesting what has happened to the area since Muir lived there. The property is now right next to a multi-lane freeway. The whole area was developed when it used to be just acres of fruit orchards.

The NPS also acquired the Mt Wanda area, which Muir named after his daughter. The rangers there talk about Muir's gravesite somewhere in Martinez, but won't tell you how to get there.

Although not necessarily associated with Muir, the Martinez Adobe is on the grounds.
avatar Re: 5 Historic Places Associated with John Muir
May 22, 2011 10:14AM
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y_p_w
The NPS also acquired the Mt Wanda area, which Muir named after his daughter. The rangers there talk about Muir's gravesite somewhere in Martinez, but won't tell you how to get there.


http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/john_muir_national_historic_site/gravesite.aspx
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=747
avatar Re: 5 Historic Places Associated with John Muir
May 22, 2011 10:46AM
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Frank Furter
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/20/TR7J1JF0LA.DTL


... and is the topic of "A Walk in the Wild," the Muir exhibit opening at the Oakland Museum of California in August.



FYI, The Oakland Museum is the repository of the vast majority of the photographs of Dorothea Lange:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Lange

Unfortunately, they only display a few of her works at a time in the galleries but are in the process of making the collection digitally available.
http://museumca.org/global/art/collections_dorothea_lange.html



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