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    John Muir

    National Historic Site California

Fruit Rancher, Family Man, Writer...Father of the National Park Service!

John Muir played many roles in his life, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature. As America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir’s writings convinced the U.S. government to protect Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as national parks.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

"It appears, therefore, that Hetch Hetchy Valley, far from being plain, common rockbound meadow, as many who have not seen it seem to supose, is a grand landscape garden, one of Nature's rarest and most precious mountain temples." THE YOSEMITE, John Muir