John Muir (
The "Father of the National Park
was many things, inventor, immigrant, botanist, glaciologist, writer,
co-founder of the Sierra Club, and a fruit rancher. But it was John Muir"s love of
nature, and the preservation of it, that we can thank him for today. Muir
convinced President Teddy Roosevelt to protect Yosemite (including
Yosemite Valley), Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as National Parks.During a life dedicated to the preservation of wild land, Muir co-founded
the Sierra Club, established the Yosemite National Park and saved many
other areas, as well as writing countless books, articles and essays.
There are schools, birds, insect and plants named in Muir’s honor, as well as
the mineral Muirite. We are Proud to be named after John Muir, we strive to keep his path of greatness alive for all our students to grasp and to become influenced by his dedication and hard work.
Author of books: The Mountains of California (1894) Our National Parks (1901) Stickeen (1909)
Scotland Died:24-Dec-1914 Location of death:Los Angeles,
CA Cause of death:Pneumonia Buried: Muir-Strentzel
Hanna Cemetery, Martinez, CA
Edward Henry Harriman (1911) My First Summer in the Sierra (1911) The Yosemite (1912) The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913)