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  John Muir Exhibit
The John Muir Exhibit features the life and legacy of John Muir: naturalist, writer, conservationist, and founder of the Sierra Club.
In 1892, John Muir and other supporters formed the Sierra Club "to make the mountains glad." John Muir was the Club's first president, an office he held until his death in 1914.
On April 15, 2000, John Muir's vision was behind the Presidential Proclamation of Giant Sequoia National Monument, a process which John Muir was instrumental in starting nearly 100 years ago by urging President Theodore Roosevelt to protect America's treasures under the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906.
www.sierraclub.org /john_muir_exhibit   (706 words)

  KtB - The Happiness of Alligators
Muir could not accept the explanations of his Calvinist father or most of the men of his time: that these fiendish animals resided on man's green earth because a certain woman took a bite of a certain fruit and doomed humanity to a life outside of the Garden.
Daniel Muir, John's father, was a human priest in spirit and a driven farmer in body.
Muir's thoughts are interrupted by the sound of long-winged gulls, pelicans and other marsh birds taking flight, startled from their positions in the wet sand of low tide, rising up into the air in unison.
www.killingthebuddha.com /dogma/johnmuir.htm   (1369 words)

 John Muir - MSN Encarta
In 1892 Muir and some of his supporters founded the Sierra Club, dedicated to the exploration and preservation of American wildlife and wilderness.
In recognition of Muir's efforts as a conservationist and crusader for national parks, Muir Woods National Monument was established in 1908.
Muir’s home in Martinez, California, along with his gravesite and part of his fruit orchard, were designated the John Muir National Historic Site in 1964.
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 John Muir - Father of the American National Parks
John Muir is one of that large band of Scots who is world renowned but until a few years ago was hardly known in his own country.
Muir went to California in 1868 and spent six years, initially as a shepherd and later studying and exploring, in the Yosemite Valley and the High Sierras.
There is a 1660 acre John Muir Country Park near Dunbar and a John Muir Award for environmental endeavors by young people in Scotland, while at Edinburgh University the new Centre for the Study of Environmental Change and Sustainability is housed in the John Muir Building.
www.electricscotland.com /history/other/johnmuir.htm   (824 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The John Muir Trust (JMT), is a Scottish charity, established in 1983 to conserve and protect wild places with their indigenous animals, plants and soils for the benefit of present and future generations.
The JMT is named after John Muir, the Scot who was the first person to call for practical action to safeguard and cherish the world's wild places.
Building on John Muir's reputation in the USA, where he is regarded as one of the founding fathers of conservation, JMT has links with the Sierra Club, founded in California in 1892 by John Muir.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=John_Muir_Trust   (647 words)

 The My Hero Project - John Muir
John Muir's life and voice remain a continuing inspiration to people today all over the world who are striving to protect the last fragments of living wilderness.
Muir's heroic life is recognized in the geography of many places, including the Muir Glacier in Alaska, Muir Memorial Park in Wisconsin, and in California by such places as Muir Woods National Monument, the John Muir Trail, the John Muir Wilderness, and the John Muir National Historic Site.
John Muir is a hero who can best be honored by each of us doing what we can to live his message and protect the environment.
myhero.com /hero.asp?hero=j_muir   (1752 words)

 Emerson & John Muir
John Muir (1838-1914) was 33 when he met Emerson (1803-1882) then nearly 68 in Yosemite during the latter's stay in California April 21-May 22, 1871.
John Muir said he slept in a wrinkle of the bark of a Sequoia, on the night after we left him.
Muir was thirty three years old and Emerson sixty eight, but the disparity of their years proved no obstacle to the immediate beginning of a warm friendship.
www.wisdomportal.com /Emerson/Emerson-JohnMuir.html   (5475 words)

 [djma] Dunbar's John Muir Association...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Muir was born in Dunbar, in East Lothian, Scotland on 21 April 1838.
Dunbar's John Muir Association was constituted on on 27 July 1994 as a charitable organisation founded by local people with the active support of the national John Muir Trust.
Presently DJMA is involved as a partner in the John Muir Birthplace Trust which has purchased and now aims to develop 128 High Street, Dunbar, as an interpretation centre telling the story of John Muir's life and the legacy of his contribution to the modern conservation movement.
www.djma.org.uk /djma   (690 words)

 John Muir
Among these are Muir Pass in King's Canyon National Park, Muir Grove in Sequoia National Park, Muir Gorge in Yosemite and Muir Trail through the High Sierra, as well as Muir Woods, a National Monument in Marin County protecting 485 acres of coast redwoods.
Muir stayed in the West, exploring the Yosemite area and traveling into Alaska in pursuit of his interest in glaciers and their effects.
For the next ten years, Muir acted as ranch manager for his father-in-law and was able to amass a fortune of $250,000, which allowed him to retire at the age of 42 and devote the rest of his life to the movement to save America's natural resources.
www.cateweb.org /CA_Authors/Muir.html   (1084 words)

 DNK Amazon Store :: John Muir : Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth; My First Summer in the Sierra; The ...
In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir made himself America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness, a master of natural description who evoked and celebrated with unique power and intimacy the untrammeled landscapes of Alaska and the American West.
John Muir was one of the founders of the early 20th century conservation movement and godfather to today's environmentalism.
Muir shows that we are part of this larger whole - a radical concept when he proposed it and radical still.
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 Ecology Hall of Fame: John Muir Biography
Muir's budding re-awakening to literary and political activity was brought to fruition by Robert Underwood Johnson, editor of Century, one of the most prominent magazines in the country a hundred years ago.
Muir died of pneumonia in a Los Angeles hospital in January, 1914.
In their guidelines on naming mountains and lakes after individuals, it gives Muir as the example of someone who has had so many things named for him already that they would not be likely to approve any further such commemorations.
www.ecotopia.org /ehof/muir/bio.html   (1786 words)

 John Muir's Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa: Unpublished Journals and Selected Correspondence - ...
John Muir's Last Journey provides a rare glimpse of a Muir whose interests as a naturalist, traveler, and conservationist extended wellbeyond the mountains of California.
It also helps us to see John Muir as a different kind of hero, one whose endurance and intellectual curiosity carried him into far fields of adventure even as he aged, and as a private person and family man with genuine affections, ambitions, and fears, not just an iconic representative of American wilderness.
John Muir's Last Journey will be must reading for students and scholars of environmental history, American literature, natural history, and related fields, as well as for naturalists and armchair travelers everywhere.
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 National Park Service: Biography (John Muir)
John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland, in 1838 and died in Los Angeles, California, in 1914.
Muir's great contribution to wilderness preservation was to successfully promote the idea that wilderness had spiritual as well as economic value.
Muir regarded the Department of the Interior of the time to be staffed by incompetents, if not outright criminals, and much preferred the incorruptability of the guardian of the time, the U.S. Army.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/sontag/muir.htm   (343 words)

 The Life and Contributions of John Muir - John Muir Exhibit
In the Yosemite with John Muir by Clara Barrus
John Muir- Address Delivered by Charles R. Van Hise upon the Occasion of the Unveiling of a Bronze Bust of John Muir by the Sculptor C. Pietro at the University of Wisconsin, - December 6, 1916 (offsite link).
John Muir's Defense of Wildlife by Richard Fleck
www.sierraclub.org /john_muir_exhibit/life   (1527 words)

 John Muir
Muir was opposed to Britain becoming involved in the First World War and was a member of Clyde Workers' Committee and organisation that had been formed to campaign against the Munitions Act, which forbade engineers from leaving the works where they were employed.
In the 1922 General Election Muir was elected to the House of Commons for Maryhill.
John Muir was sent to prison for twelve months, Gallacher for six, and Walter Bell for three.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /TUmuirJ.htm   (683 words)

 ContraCostaTimes.com | 10/06/2006 | John Muir's tax status at risk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Muir officials say they have not been asked to provide documents or information beyond what they normally send to the assessor's office.
John Muir noted that it plans to spend more than $500 million on new buildings and upgrades at its Walnut Creek and Concord campuses to meet state seismic requirements.
If John Muir did not partner with the organizations, she added, the private groups would probably set up operation near the hospital and drain away some of its revenue.
www.kansascity.com /mld/cctimes/news/local/crime_courts/15693928.htm   (813 words)

 John Muir Presentations
While waiting, Muir's righteous anger at the 'temple destroyers' is tempered by his hearty good humor, and his relating of a number of his most extraordinary wilderness adventures, including his remarkable 'tree ride' in a Sierra windstorm.
Muir's nearly disastrous "interview" with a Yosemite bear, his face-to-fang encounter with a rattlesnake, and hilarious stories of tending sheep - those "hoofed locusts" destroying the lovely meadows of the Yosemite High Country - are among the many stories in this very popular show.
For the Muir presentations in particular, the fee is always negotiable, dependent on such factors as Lee's schedule, size and make-up of the potential audience, and the primary purpose of the presentation (fundraising, entertainment, rally, etc.).
www.johnmuirlive.com /present.html   (3052 words)

 John Muir Association - Martinez - California (formerly John Muir Memorial Association)
John Muir was a life-long adventurer who explored many wild and wonderful places.
The home features Muir’s “scribble den,” as he called it, where he wrote about many of the ideas that are the bedrock of the conservation movement today.
Please join with us as we celebrate John Muir's contribution to the conservation movement and work to pass on to a new generation Muir's passionate defense of the wilderness - an idea as relevant today as in Muir's time.
www.johnmuir.org /martinez   (566 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: John Muir
Naturalist, explorer, writer, and environmental preservationist John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland, in 1838, and was eleven years old when his family emigrated to the Wisconsin prairie in 1849.
Muir rambled and worked odd jobs until 1867, when he was blinded in an industrial accident in the Indianapolis carriage-wheel factory where he was then working.
It is now one of Muir's most important books, for it includes some of his richest and most passionate descriptions of nature, while also engaging the nature-culture tension he felt as he traveled through a landscape recently ravaged by the Civil War.
www.litencyc.com /php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3244   (731 words)

 East Lothian Council - John Muir Birthplace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Muir's life and work has inspired people all over the world.
Born in Dunbar in 1838, John Muir emigrated with his parents to the United States where he campaigned for the preservation of natural environments through his work as an environmentalist, geologist and botanist.
Try out our new online puzzle based on the John Muir California quarter, due to be issued early next year.
www.eastlothian.gov.uk /museums/jmb   (277 words)

 John Muir Elementary School - MMSD
John Muir School, dedicated to an evolving vision of quality elementary education for all its students, cultivates knowledge and skills, develops enthusiastic lifelong learners who embrace and value diversity, fosters self-esteem, and promotes respect for all in the global environment, through research-based individually appropriate and integrated curriculum, and partnerships among school, community, families and others.
Muir is a place where we celebrate the strengths and accomplishments of all children.
John Muir Elementary School is a school rich in culture and dedicated to the success of each student.
www.madison.k12.wi.us /017.htm   (802 words)

 John Muir Middle School
Nestled at the base of the Verdugo mountains, John Muir lies in the northeast corner of Burbank.
The largest of the three middle schools in the Burbank Unified School District, John Muir serves a diverse population.
John Muir Middle School is a wonderful school with a caring and dedicated staff.
www.burbank.k12.ca.us /schools/middle/muir/muir.html   (484 words)

 Welcome To Pacific Crest Trail Association - John Muir Trail Overview
The John Muir Trail passes through what many backpackers say is the finest mountain scenery in the United States.
The John Muir Trail is 211 miles long and runs (mostly in conjunction with the PCT) from Yosemite Valley to Mt Whitney, in California.
Because the John Muir Trail (JMT) trail ends (assuming you're doing a north to south thru-hike) at the top of the highest point in the lower 48, even after "completing" the trail you still have to hike another 11 miles and 6000 ft. down to Whitney Portal, the southern trail head.
www.pcta.org /about_trail/muir/over.asp   (208 words)

 Fictionwise eBooks: John Muir
The renowned naturalist John Muir married in 1880, but the lure of one last grand adventure proved too great.
Muir had already written about the effects of glaciation, and welcomed the chance to get a first hand view of Alaskan glaciers farther north than he had ever been.
John Muir's classic, detailed, loving ode to the wonders of America's natural environment.
www.fictionwise.com /eBooks/JohnMuireBooks.htm   (260 words)

 ContraCostaTimes.com | 10/18/2006 | John Muir, Blue Cross close to split
Despite the pending termination, the John Muir Physician Network, which is separate from the medical centers, continues to have a valid contract with Blue Cross.
John Muir Medical Center says Blue Cross has proposed a contract that does not reimburse the hospitals sufficiently for the care they provide and the upgrades Muir wants to make at the Walnut Creek and Concord sites.
John Muir officials said they are determined that their contract with Blue Cross allow it to continue to provide high-quality services and invest for the future.
www.contracostatimes.com /mld/cctimes/news/15786457.htm   (1056 words)

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