John Muir

John Muir’s Gravesite In Martinez, California

In 1883, author and naturalist John Muir moved to his last home in Martinez, California after it’s construction was completed by San Francisco based architects Wolfe and Son, whom were hired by John Muir’s father-in-law. The Victorian style home was three stories tall and 10,000 square foot in size.

Muir was buried, along with his wife, children and in-laws, in a plot about a mile from the site of the Victorian home. These lands are all part of the present day John Muir National Historic Site.

Author’s Note:

John Muir hiked with former United States President Theodore Roosevelt for three days within the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains and for another three days within Mariposa Grove, Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. Relatives of Theodore Roosevelt have come to the gravesite of John Muir to give re-enactments of his eulogy during the anniversity of John Muir’s funeral on December 28th, 1914.

John Muir with Theodore Roosevelt at Yosemite in 1903.

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