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What's New or Improved - 2003


2003 December 20

available on Chronology of the Life and Legacy of John Muir - from his birth to the present day (1914-2002), and Important Places:

2003 November 26

available on News and Upcoming Events, Chronology of the Life and Legacy of John Muir - from his birth to the present day (1914-2002), and Important Places:
  • Added November 18: The U.S. Mint Citizens Coin Advisory Committee reviewed five California quarter designs, and recommended two designs: a simple design illustrating waves and the sun, and the Yosemite Valley design with John Muir against a mountainous landscape. See the designs and read the article at: California Sun Wins Favor (off-site link).
  • Added November: The Indiana Historical Bureau unanimously approves the application for a state historical marker commemorating John Muir's time in Indiana. A marker will be designed for the site and a suitable dedication ceremony will be performed. For more information, see:

2003 November 11

available on Children's Books, Annotated John Muir Bibliography, and Book Jacket Summaries

2003 November 2

available on Collectibles

2003 October 23

available on Tributes to John Muir, Life and Contributions of John Muir, and Book Chapters, Annotated John Muir Bibliography.
  • Added John Muir by Lawrence Clark Powell - "If I were to choose a single Californian to occupy the Hall of Fame, it would be this tenacious Scot who became a Californian during the final forty-six years of his life."

2003 September 28

available on Sculpture of John Muir

2003 September 22

available on Life and Contributions of John Muir )

2003 September 19

available on Sculpture of John Muir

2003 September 13

available on The Writings of John Muir and Favorite Quotations :

2003 September 8

available on Songs about John Muir and John Muir Bibliography, Music Section :

  • Added new song, Sierra by Kyle Vincent, including the Lyrics.

2003 September 7

available on Sound and Music about John Muir and John Muir Bibliography, Audio Section :

2003 September 6

available on Educational Resources :

2003 September 1

available on Paintings of John Muir

2003 August 31

available on Places Important to John Muir :

  • John Muir in Indiana (PDF) by Harold W. Wood, Jr. - A research paper submitted to Indiana Historical Bureau in support of the Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter request for a commemorative historical plaque in Indianapolis.

2003 August 28

available on Places Important to John Muir :

2003 August 16

available on Children's Books, Annotated John Muir Bibliography
  • Added listing, including book cover art and critique, for Maynard, Charles, John Muir: Naturalist and Explorer (New York: Rosen Publishing, 2003).

2003 July 21

available on Writings of John Muir
  • Text of John Muir's 1912 book, The Yosemite corrected by Andrew Sly, with internal links restored and HTML updated.

2003 June 19

available on History Day Projects on John Muir
  • Added photo of Tulare County Award winner Alexandria Tyson and brief descriptions of other recent History Day Projects

2003 May 22

available on Children's Books, Annotated John Muir Bibliography
  • Added listings, with cover illustrations, for three new children's biographies:
    • Armentrout, David and Patricia, John Muir (Vero Beach, FL: Rourke Publishing LLC , 2002)
    • Mara, Wil, John Muir (Children's Press, A division of Scholastic, Inc., 2002)
    • Topp, Patricia, Call Him Father Nature: The Story of John Muir (Nevada City, CA, Blue Dolphin Publishing , 2001)

2003 April 27

available on Writings of John Muir
  • Added Save the Redwoods by John Muir, Sierra Club Bulletin, Volume XI Number 1 - January, 1920

2003 April 26

available on Arts - Numismatics, and Collectibles

2003 April 20

available on Genealogy of John Muir
  • Added updated and corrected information for John Muir's sister Margaret (Maggie) and her descendents.

2003 April 19

available on Photographs of John Muir

2003 March 16

available on Proposed John Muir/Yosemite Quarter Coin
  • Updated page - the John Muir/Yosemite coin has been included in the top 6 out of the original 20 designs selected out of 8,000 submissions for the California state quarter, scheduled to be issued in 2005.
available on Live Presentations

2003 February 26

available on News and Upcoming Events

2003 February 9

available on Live Presentations, Lee Stetson ) available on Life and Contributions of John Muir )

2003 February 8

available on Life and Contributions of John Muir (Conservation Legacy) )

2003 February 2

available on Life and Contributions of John Muir (More Articles) )

2003 January 25

available on Scientific Names in Honor of John Muir
  • Added new page with photo of Troglodytes troglodytes muiri - a Winter Wren sub-species named after John Muir
  • Re-organized Scientific Names page and added Muir's sketch of Erigeron muirii (Muir's fleabane), and photos and more information for Ivesia muirii (Granite mousetail), and Raillardiopsis (Carlquistia) muirii, Muir's Tarweed.
  • Added link to Scientific Names from Home Page

2003 January 24

available on Collectibles

2003 January 11

available on Book Jackets and Chronology

2003 January 10

available on Home Page, Arts, and Collectibles:

2003 January 5

available on Home Page
  • Added information about California Quarter Coin Design Poll

2003 January 1

available on Book Jackets available on Alphabetical Index
  • Added Internal Links for Alphabet and additional subjects from recent updates
available on Audio, Annotated John Muir Bibliography
  • Added listing for "My First Summer in the Sierras" [sic] by John Muir (audiocassette) Reader: James Armstrong (North Star Audio Books, (1999).
available on Collectibles available on Life and Contributions of John Muir (Muir's Philosophy) )



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