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    John Muir

    National Historic Site California



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.


Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Vincente Martinez adobe is located here at John Muir NHS. Vincente had a famous father. His name was Ygnacio Martinez. Not only is the town of Martinez named for him, he was the first commandant of the Presidio in San Francisco, and he was also what we would call the 3rd mayor of that city.