Tributes to John Muir
"John Muir has been a role model to generations of
Californians and to conservationists around the world. He taught us to
be active and to enjoy -- but at the same time protect -- our parks, our
beaches, and our mountains."
- California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, as he announced selection
of the John Muir-Yosemite Design for the California State Quarter (March 29, 2004)
Muir has been honored in too many categories to list them all or organize
them into neat categories! Here are some - everything from astronomy to zoology
- including music, buildings, lakes, mountains, postage stamps, coins, institutions,
trails, highways, flowers, animals, fine wine, and even fabric!
John Muir in the Arts
Halls of Fame
- The John Muir-Yosemite design of the California
State Quarter was
selected out of 8,000 submissions.
- John Muir Collectibles
- John Muir Award - the Sierra Club's highest honor.
- John Muir Day - Celebration and History
John Muir Chosen as Greatest of All Californians - Results of a poll by the California Historical Society
- John Muir by Lawrence Clark Powell - "If I were to choose a single Californian to occupy the Hall of Fame, it would be this tenacious Scot who became a Californian during the final forty-six years of his life."
- Honors Given John Muir in his Lifetime
- Muir Hut (on Muir Pass) See Photos
by Deems Burton (2005) (off-site link)
- Pillars of the Earth - University of Wisconsin honors four of its environmental luminaries: John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Wallace Stegner, and Gaylord Nelson. (offsite link).
- University of Wisconsin's Dazzling Dozen - Muir heads the list of great alumni (offsite link).
- Places and Schools Named After John Muir - (including Muir Woods National Monument, John Muir Wilderness, and many more!)
- Scientific Names in Honor of John Muir
- Muir-Hanna Vineyards - Family Wine label from John Muir's descendents
- Muir Glen brand Organic Tomatoes - Founded 1991, and named after John Muir.
- Official California Tartan and John Muir Tartan Honor John Muir
- Engraved John Muir Quote at
Scottish Parliament Building
- Retracing John Muir's Famous Walks -
Stories of people who have retraced Muir's famous walks, including his 1,000
mile walk to the Gulf, and various rambles in California.
Cool things About John Muir by Greg Haegele, Sierra Club (April 19, 2009)
- John Muir - A Great Scot - Nomination
of John Muir for Scotland TV contest for "Greatest Scot" (beat
out by Muir's favorite poet Robert Burns)
- Saint John Muir by Harold Wood (June 29, 2014)
- The Light at the End - and Beginning - of John Muir's Journey by Barbara Mossberg (December 20, 2015). Superb essay about Muir's importance today.
Boats, Planes and Trains
- Liberty Ship John Muir
- Excursion Boat Paddle Wheeler "John Muir" in Devil's Lake, Sauk County, Wisconsin, circa 1940's-1960's. - Postcard Image
- Schooner "John Muir" - Sailing Vessel in Port of Astoria- Photo by Gerardo Coll from flickr.com. We have no verification at this time that this boat was named for John Muir the naturalist, but it is listed here for future study.
- Airplane - Global Supertanker Spirit of John Muir
- Train - "Muir" from Disney's "Planes: Fire and Rescue." (fictional) In the movie, a steam locomotive, called a "train transporter," that helps to fight fires in the fictional "Piston Peak National Park," is named "Muir." It also available as a toy or collectible, with the name "Muir" clearly placed on its side.
- Train Car - At one time, there was a private rail car named for "John Muir" available for rental, but current status cannot be verified at this time. (June, 2016).
- Starship (spaceship) (ficitonal) - In the 1991 motion picture "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," a film that marked the final appearance together of the original series' cast, a spaceship named the USS John Muir (NCC-1732) was identified as a potential participant in Operation Retrieve to rescue Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy from RuraPenthe in 2293. The USS John Muir was a 23rd century Federation starship operated by Starfleet. According to the film, in 2293, the John Muir was undergoing a refit at Starbase 24 during the time Operation Retrieve was proposed. The ship itself was not mentioned in dialogue, but was listed on a starship status display that was seen on the Enterprise-A. According to a ship listing included in the plans, and not seen in the extended cut of the movie, the ship's commanding officer was S.C. Jaffe. The ship's captain was named after the sixth movie's second unit director Steven-Charles Jaffe. Source: The Star Trek Concordance by Bjo Trimble (Citadel Press, 1995); Wikia. Notably, Yosemite featured in this film's predecessor, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
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