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John Muir: A Naturalist in Southern California

by Elizabeth Pomeroy

John Muir: A Naturalist in Southern California
by Elizabeth Pomeroy

Many Moons Press
148 pp., 6 x 9
Paperback $15.95
ISBN 0-9700481-1-4
Release Date:
November, 2001

Publisher's Press Release
Book Jacket Summary

John Muir: A Naturalist in Southern California
by Elizabeth Pomeroy

Published by Many Moons Press, 2001
148 pages, soft cover
Illustrated with historic photographs and original drawings by Pasadena artist Joseph Stoddard

John Muir? in Southern California?

Yes, the famed naturalist, usually associated with Yosemite and Alaskan glaciers, visited the Los Angeles area often. Follow his steps as he first arrives in 1877, then returns to cultivate friendships with Charles Lummis, Theodore P. Lukens, and A.C. Vroman -- all formidable Southland figures. We find Muir exploring Southern California mountains and deserts, stirring up support for wilderness and the national parks.

Experience some of Pasadena's proudest moments: the visits of Andrew Carnegie and Theodore Roosevelt in 1910 and 1911. Then, trace the last active days to Muir's death in Los Angeles in 1914.

Read here also:

Voices from the Past: letters and newspaper articles revealing Muir's friendships in Southern California.

Places to Visit: Southland sites associated with Muir which can still be visited today.

To order:
Send $18.85 for each book ordered (includes $2.90 for tax and shipping) to:

Many Moons Press
P. O. Box 94505
Pasadena, CA 91109

About the Author

Elizabeth Pomeroy holds a Ph.D in English from UCLA. She is an active Sierra Club member and teaches English at Pasadena City College. She has written articles on literature and history, and her recent books include Reading the Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I and Lost and Found: Historic and Natural Landmarks of the San Gabriel Valley, a selection from her regular newspaper columns on historic places.

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