Students Support John Muir Quarter Design!
Santa Monica's John Muir Elementary School shows its
support for the John Muir / Yosemite California State Quarter. Students
representing grades 2 through 5 are seen in front of a nature mural holding a
3' X 10' banner featuring the coin design and "Celebrate Nature's Hero. Mint
Muir, California State Quarter." The web site is www.johnmuir.info/coin
Many consider John Muir the father of the national parks and one of the
greatest figures in American conservation. States are encouraged to submit
designs that promote the diffusion of knowledge among the youth of the United
States about the state, its history and geography, and the rich diversity of
our national heritage.
The coin design was created by graphic designer Garrett Burke, a longtime
West Los Angeles resident and Muir admirer.
The banner will be displayed on campus for the next few weeks. Principal
Patty Flynn has kept the classes informed of the coin design's progress as a
finalist for the official California commemorative coin. Governor Davis
decides within the next few weeks which of the six finalist coin ideas will
be submitted to the U.S. Mint for further development. Judging from opinion
columns and news articles, their schools namesake appears to be gathering
support and momentum across the state.
Please support the John Muir / Yosemite Quarter! Letters and e-mails can still be sent to Governor Davis supporting the John Muir / Yosemite design. Write or e-mail:
Governor Gray Davis,
State Capitol Building,
Sacramento, CA 95814,
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