John Muir

John Muir’s Gravesite In Martinez

John Muir moved to his last home in Martinez in 1883 after it’s construction was compelted. Muir’s father in law bhad the San Francisco architects Wolfe and Son build the Victorian style home which was 10,000 square foot and three-stories tall.

Muir is 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.

John Muir, President Theodore Roosevelt Junior

President Theodore Roosevelt’s Visit To The Redwoods in Santa Cruz

President Theadore Roosevelt visited Santa Cruz, California to meet with conservationist John Muir and to see the local redwood trees within the present day Henry Coe State Park. During Roosevelt’s hike with John Muir the secret service lost track of the President for three days.

President Roosevelt’s favorite tree from his visit has been nicknamed “The Roosevelt Tree”.

One of the redwood trees that the president saw regularly had business cards and other flyers posted on its bark. Seeing this modification of an ancient tree promoted the president to give an impromptu speech.

Author’s Note:

Photos of Theodore Roosevelt’s visit to Santa Cruz may be viewed personally at the Henry Coe State Park visitor center.