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Inventions

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A Little of This and a Little of That

Here are just a few of the many odd inventions that John Muir made. John Muir was a man of science who loved to fiddle and create contraptions that would serve to benefit his life. For most of us in today's modern world, these inventions would seem to be in the way, but Muir wanted end results. His works included an alarm clock that was hooked up to his bed and would flip the bed up in the morning, so to assure his rising. Can you imagine? Many of his inventions were so strange that we're not even sure what they were. However, take a look at these photos (below) and see if you can figure out what Muir invented!


Drawings of John Muir's inventions housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

 
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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