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Explore John Muir's Life with Google Earth

John MuirThere are numerous Google Earth landmarks designated for John Muir. Three in particular relate to his travels.

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1. Visit important milestones in John Muir's life.

  • View web-based version - view text and images from the Google Earth app of John Muir's Life
  • Download kmz file, then open it in Google Earth.
    For this link to work, you need Google Earth. More information below.

One of the most important figures in the history of conservation, Muir devoted his adult life to the preservation of wilderness and was instrumental in the creation of America's national parks. We've chosen ten places and events in Muir's life to highlight for the launch of our presentation. Among the places we explore:

  1. 1838 - Muir's birthplace in Scotland
  2. 1849 - His boyhood home in Wisconsin
  3. 1867 - The 'Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf'
  4. 1868 - Yosemite Valley
  5. 1871 - Hetch Hetchy Valley
  6. 1872 - Muir's ascent of Mt. Ritter
  7. 1879 - Muir Glacier in Glacier Bay, Alaska
  8. 1880 - Muir's family home in Martinez, California
  9. 1880 - An adventure with Stickeen, the dog, in Alaska
  10. 1903 - Glacier Point with Teddy Roosevelt



2. John Muir's Exploration of hte Sierra - Oakland Museum

John Muir Climbs Mt. Whitney - Virtually join John Muir during his epic trek during the fall of 1873 to the top of Mount Whitney, powered by Google Earth.

Now you can virtually join Muir during his epic trek during the fall of 1873 to the top of Mount Whitney. It's called "Follow Muir" and it runs on top of Google Earth. 

- See more at: https://web.archive.org/web/20160322190520/http://museumca.org/follow-muir#sthash.lMYpJNjM.dpuf

3. John Muir's Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf

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