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Explore John Muir's Life with Google Earth

John MuirJohn Muir's birthday is April 21. Yes, the day before Earth Day! Celebrate the life of the legendary naturalist, explorer, writer, inventor and Sierra Club founder: use Google Earth to explore key places and events in Muir's life.

Visit important milestones in John Muir's life.
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. 1905 - Glacier Point with Teddy Roosevelt

Learn more about the father of our national parks and the founding president of the Sierra Club: visit the famous John Muir Exhibit. Curated by Muir expert Harold Wood, the site is the most comprehensive John Muir resource on the Internet. We'll be adding more to the Google Earth map, and integrating it into the Exhibit, in the future.

Got Google Earth? Check out the Muir map!
Google Earth is a groundbreaking mapping tool that lets you zoom in and explore the world in three dimensions. And it's free. Download it here.

No Google Earth for you? The text and pictures from our map can be enjoyed without Google Earth.

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