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Tributes to John Muir

Tributes to John Muir - Image from Sierra Magazine


"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

Important Tributes

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.
    JOHN MUIR IN ASTORIA
  • 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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