John Muir:
Family and Friends Conference
John Muir: Family and Friends
was the fifth conference on John Muir sponsored by the University of the Pacific. It was held May 4-6, 2001, at the Feather River Inn in the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Lake Tahoe. The Conference was organized and implemented by Bonnie Gisel, John Muir Center for Regional Studies, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211, (209) 946-2527,

John Muir: Family and Friends

[sketch portrait from John Muir Center]

On May 4-6, 2001 University of the Pacific sponsored its fifth conference on John Muir, held at UOP's Feather River Inn north of Lake Tahoe, California in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The theme of the conference, the 53rd California History Institute, was John Muir: Family and Friends. Topics included:

  • Muir and family in Martinez and Southern California;
  • Muir's wilderness family and friends;
  • Muir and the fellowship of all believers;
  • Muir and Women;
  • Muir and the community of nature and science; and
  • Muir's friends and acquaintances.

No less than three new books about John Muir were announced at the conference:

Learn more about the Conference:

Conference Program (PDF)

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