Today in History: John Muir

John Muir, full-length portrait, facing right, seated on rock with lake and trees in background
Today in History–July 19–the Library of Congress features naturalist John Muir, who captured his experience of awakening in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California on this day in 1869. Read his thoughts and find out more about the subsequent founder of the Sierra Club by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more related resources.

Books by and about John Muir

Periodical articles by John Muir

Let everyone help to save the famous Hetch-Hetchy Valley and stop the commercial destruction which threatens our national parks” pamphlet written by John Muir, c 1911

Roosevelt, Muir, and The Camping Trip Inside Adams blog August 11, 2016

John Muir image set

John Muir legislation

Historical newspaper coverage of John Muir

John Muir and the Sierras America’s Library

Historical newspaper coverage of the Sierra Club

Publications of the Sierra Club, 1892

Sierra Nevada primary source set

More conservation and the environment sources