John Muir NHS: A Glorious Journey

John Muir published 300 articles and 12 books in his lifetime
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A Glorious Journey” is a 20-minute introductory film which covers the story of Muir’s life, with special emphasis on his life in Martinez, and his efforts for Yosemite National Park and Hetch Hetchy.

National Park Service

This is the video shown in the visitor center of John Muir National Historic Site. We watched it before heading up to the historic home for the tour.

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

John Muir
This sequoia tree, now about 120 years old, was planted by John Muir himself when he lived here on the fruit ranch in Martinez, California.

Location: 4202 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, California

Designation: National Historic Site

Date designated or established: 8/31/1964

Date of my visit: September 2017

The ornate decor in the 17-room Italianate mansion is attributed to Muir’s wife and father-in-law
There are still olive trees and fruit orchards on the grounds of the National Historic Site