Explore John Muir’s Life in Google Earth

John Muir's Life in Google EarthIn celebration of John Muir’s birthday (April 21, 1868), the Sierra Club – which Muir founded in 1892 – has put together a Google Earth file allowing you to see some of the key places in his life. John Muir was a legendary naturalist, explorer, writer, and inventor. If he was born a century later, I’m sure he would have been a big fan of Google Earth. You can read about the file at the Sierra Club. Included are not only placemarks of key places in his life, but also a travelogue of part of a journey he made as a young man called the ‘Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf’. Hopefully the Sierra Club will include the entire journey someday.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.






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PLEASE NOTE: Google Earth Blog is no longer writing regular posts. As a result, we are not accepting new comments or questions about Google Earth. If you have a question, use the official Google Earth and Maps Forums or the Google Earth Community Forums.