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John Muir Special – California’s Gold (143)

Hetch Hetchy-California’s Golden Parks (138)

Before it was dammed in the early 1900s, John Muir called it more beautiful than Yosemite Valley itself. And now, in a one-hour special, Huell travels to this historic and spectacular place to document its past and talk about its future. www.hetchhetchy.org 209-533-4481 2005

John Muir Home-California’s Golden Parks (129)

Huell tours the the Victorian residence in Martinez where the naturalist John Muir lived from 1890 to his death in 1914, and meets the special folks who are responsible for preserving this important site. While living there, Muir laid the foundations for the creation of the National Park Service in 1916.  2005

John Muir- California’s Gold (5005)

Huell goes back in time and visits with John Muir at Yosemite National Park. Muir was America’s most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist who is often called the father of our National Parks System. In 1892, he founded the Sierra Club to protect the newly created Yosemite National Park. Through his writing and actions,  Continue Reading »