John Muir, Yosemite on California Quarter
“The Sierra Club applauds Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver for selecting the John Muir-Yosemite design for the California state quarter. We also congratulate artist and Sierra Club member Garrett Burke for his winning design.
“John Muir literally coined conservation as we know it, and so it’s particularly fitting that we have placed him on the California quarter. Muir’s relationship with Yosemite reminds us of the powerful connections that people have to nature, and how beautiful places can inspire us to reach incredible heights. That was essentially Muir’s dream when he founded the Sierra Club over a century ago.”
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