Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJohn Muir Historic Site
IN THE NEWS

John Muir Historic Site

MORE STORIES ABOUT:
FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
October 16, 1988
The House of Representatives approved by voice vote a measure that would add 325 acres to the John Muir Historic Site in Martinez. The additional lands overlook the naturalist's house and a small family graveyard in which Muir and some of his relatives are buried.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
October 16, 1988
The House of Representatives approved by voice vote a measure that would add 325 acres to the John Muir Historic Site in Martinez. The additional lands overlook the naturalist's house and a small family graveyard in which Muir and some of his relatives are buried.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
Horticulturists recently announced that they had successfully cloned a genetic replica of an ailing 130-year-old giant sequoia planted by conservationist John Muir in the 1880s on his ranch in Martinez, Calif. And many more are apparently on the way, they say. If all goes according to plan, the first clone nurtured in a Michigan laboratory will be shipped within a year to California for planting at Muir's homestead, which is a national historic site about 35 miles northeast of San Francisco, said David Milarch, cofounder of the nonprofit Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.
TRAVEL
July 11, 1999
The New York Botanical Garden, which mounts an indoor model-train display with New York City scenes every Christmas, has created its first-ever outdoor train display--this one weaving through landscapes across America. The 6,000-square-foot exhibit, called "America's Trains and Trees," re-creates in miniature the redwoods of the West Coast, the deserts of the Southwest, Niagara Falls, the Florida Everglades and other environments.
NEWS
April 9, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
National Park Week offers free admission at parklands nationwide, making this month a good time to plan an outdoor getaway. Here's an idea: Mark J ohn M uir 's birthday on April 21 with a visit to the park he loved to roam ( Yosemite National Park ) and his California home ( John Muir National Historic Site near Martinez). The deal: Not all of the 397 national parks, monuments and historical sites run by the National Park Service charge an entry fee, but those that do will waive the cost during the special week.
TRAVEL
September 5, 2010
THE BEST WAY TO PORT CHICAGO Visitors to Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial ([925] 228-8860, http://www.nps.gov/poch) usually begin by parking at the entrance to the Army's Military Ocean Terminal Concord on Port Chicago Highway in Concord. The site is about 45 minutes from Oakland International Airport, an hour from San Francisco International Airport. Tours are typically offered by request at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Rangers require that visitors make reservations (which are free)
TRAVEL
January 18, 1998 | JOHN McKINNEY
Most of us picture John Muir in one of two ways: as a young man exploring the High Sierra and the wonders of Yosemite or as America's revered elder naturalist, author and Sierra Club founder. We don't often think of Muir in his middle years--the 1880s and 1890s--a time of great creativity for him as well as happiness, when he married, raised two daughters and managed a fruit ranch on the outskirts of Martinez, Calif., which is about 25 miles north of Oakland.
SCIENCE
November 5, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
Horticulturists announced Tuesday they had successfully cloned a genetic replica of an ailing 130-year-old giant sequoia planted by conservationist John Muir in the 1880s on his ranch in Martinez, Calif. And many more are apparently on the way, they say. If all goes according to plan, the first clone nurtured in a Michigan laboratory will be shipped within a year to California for planting at Muir's homestead, which is now a national historic site about 35 miles northeast of San Francisco, said David Milarch, cofounder of the nonprofit Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.
TRAVEL
May 12, 2002
Find out about scenic and historic sites as well as special programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas: Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, Building 201-Alcatraz, San Francisco, CA 94123; (415) 561-4900, (415) 705-5555 (reservations), fax (415) 561-4910, www.nps.gov/alca. Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106; (619) 557-5450, fax (619) 557-5469, www.nps.gov/cabr.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|