John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt in Yosemite


“When I first visited California, it was my good fortune to see the ‘big trees,’ the Sequoias, and then to travel down into the Yosemite, with John Muir. Of course of all people in the world he was the one with whom it was best worth while thus to see the Yosemite.”

And, “there can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias…our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their Children’s children forever, with their majestic beauty all unmarred.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

Black and white historical photograph of John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt standing on a rocky overlook at Yosemite National Park, with vast canyons in the background. Both men are dressed in early 20th-century outdoor attire. They are gazing into the distance.
John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt in Yosemite, 1903


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John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt in Yosemite sources: The Outlook Volume 105, 1913  / Photograph of John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt taken Glacier Point in Yosemite, in 1903 – Underwood & Underwood, Copyright Claimant. Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir on Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley, California, IN. [Photo Taken 1903] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.