Arthur C. Pillsbury Foundation

Protecting and Preserving All Life -- By Extending Human Vision

John Muir

Camera Craft
August 1900
​Pillsbury Photo

Oral History on John Muir

Interview: Shirley Sargent
Title: John Muir Observance at Yosemite National Park [sound recording] : tape recording of event :/ Shirley Sargent.
Interviewee: Sargent, Shirley
Recording Location: Yosemite Nat'l Park, CA
Date Recorded: April, 1972


John Muir's last book
Photos by Pillsbury


John Muir believed he had saved the Hetch Hetchy when he left for the extended journey planned for him, a gift.  First, he would journey up the Amazon in South America.  Then, he would take ship for Africa, arriving home to discover the Hetch-Hetchy was lost.