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Places Important to John Muir


See also John Muir Geography Cards ( John Muir Day Study Guide )

The World



  • "The Calypso Borealis" by John Muir, excerpted from The Life and Letters of John Muir.
  • John Muir Historical Plaque, Epping Lookout, Bruce Trail, 12 miles from Meaford, Ontario.
  • Meaford, Ontario -(Offsite-Link) Re-Visit John Muir's Meaford Experience on June 13, 1998! - Muir wrote, "When I came to the Georgian Bey of Lake Huron, whose waters are so transparent and beautiful, and the forests about its shores with their ferny, mossy dells and deposits of boulder clay, it seemed to be a most favorable place for study... In a beautiful dell, only a mile or two from the magnificent bay, I fortunately found work in a factory where there was a sawmill and lathes for turning out rakes, broom, and fork handles, etc." Muir worked at Trout's mill for a year and a half, greatly improving the efficiency of output of rake handles by making efficiency improvements. But on February 21 of 1866, the factory building and all of its contents took fire, thus ending Muir's Meaford sojourn.
  • Canadian Friends of John Muir
  • Parks Canada


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