Conservationist Selected for Induction at National
January 24, 2006
John Muir (1838-1914), America's most famous and influential naturalist
and conservationist has been selected for induction into the
Hall of Great Westerners at the National Cowboy & Western
Heritage Museum® in Oklahoma City. The induction will take place during the Museum's
annual Western Heritage Awards April 22, 2006. More...
California State Quarter
On March 29, 2004, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced
his selection of the John Muir- Yosemite design to represent
the Golden State in the U.S. Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.
The design was adapted from a concept by Garrett Burke.
The U.S. Mint has announced that the new California State Quarter,
including Bags and Two-Roll Sets of the new 25-cent piece, will
be available for a ten-week period, beginning January 31, 2005.
The U.S. Mint began minting the state quarters since 1999 and
has scheduled five quarters to be released each year -- running
from the Delaware quarter on Jan. 4, 1999, until the Hawaii quarter
on Aug. 21, 2008.
California state quarter is the 31st in the series to be issued.
Click on quarter to see larger view.
Pictured: John and Ross Hanna meet Govenor Schwarzenegger.