Short Chronology of Important Events in the Life of John Muir
Comprehensive Year-by-Year Chronology of the Life and Legacy of John Muir
April 21, birthday of John Muir, born in
Began school at the age of three.
at the age of 11.
Left home (22 years of age) to
exhibit his inventions
at State Agriculture Fair in
, Wisconsin; brief jobs; enrolls at the University of Wisconsin.
University of Wisconsin
for 2-1/2 years (5 tri-semesters),
teaches school during the winter, forms friendship with the Carr's.
Left the University; foot tour of Wisconsin,
: worked for manufacturer of carriage parts.
Eye injury. Begins 1000 mile walk to
and then to
California: landed in
San Francisco, March 28, and walked across the valley; worked at ranch of Pat Delaney.
Summer sheep herder in high Sierra; returned to live in
Yosemite, to work for Hutchings, to operate saw mill;
began exploration for signs of glaciers.
Met Emerson in Yosemite.
Began to publish articles in leading magazines.
Continuous residence in Yosemite ended.
Met the Strentzels in Alhambra Valley.
Lived in Bay Area writing magazine articles; trips to mountains;
Proposed to Louie Strentzel;
Alaska trip with S. Hall Young;
and Muir Glacier.
April 14: marriage of John Muir (42) and Louie Strentzel (33);
Second trip to Alaska, adventure with
John Swett bought ranch adjoining Muir holdings.
Birth of Wanda Muir;
third trip to Alaska aboard the Corwin.
Construction of mansion.
Beginning of extensive ranching period.
Birth of Helen Muir.
; editor and contributor of
Alaska trip to Muir Glacier; death of Dr. Strentzel;
Muir family move to mansion.
becomes a National Park.
Founding of the
, end of ranching career for John Muir.
Europe with William Keith.
Mountains of California
Death of Mrs. Strentzel.
Mt. Rainier National Park
established; member of Harriman Alaska Expedition.
Our National Parks published.
Theodore Roosevelt visited Yosemite.
Helen ill, Adamana,
becomes a national monument; death of Louie Strentzel Muir, August 6.
San Francisco earthquake, repair of house, marriage of Wanda to Thomas Hanna.
Grand Canyon National Park
Fight to save
My First Summer in the Sierra
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth
Helen married Buel Funk.
South America and
Africa (73 years old.)
December 24: death of John Muir of pneumonia in a Los Angeles Hospital.
A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf,
Travels in Alaska,
Cruise of The Corwin
National Park Service
Death of Wanda Muir Hanna, 60 years.
Death of Helen Muir Funk, 78 years.
John Muir House declared a
National Historic Site
, land acquisition completed in 1966.
John Muir House is 100 years old.
John Muir 150th Birthday Year Celebration.
April 21st annually proclaimed
John Muir Day
by California Governor, bill 476.
John Muir House is 110 years old.
John Muir National Historic Site
Received: July 21, 1994
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