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California Quarter

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The California quarter features an image of naturalist and conservationist John Muir admiring Yosemite Valley’s monolithic granite headwall and a soaring California condor.

The first State Quarter of 2005 celebrates the man hailed as “The Greatest Californian,” naturalist John Muir. The man whose writings helped inspire the creation of the national parks system is shown in one of his favorite places, Lookout Point in Yosemite National Park. Half Dome looms in the background, with a California condor gliding overhead.

Naturalist and writer John Muir is considered by many to be the father of America’s conservation movement. His writings helped inspire the creation of our National Park System, and he founded the Sierra Club. The California State Quarter honors the man voted “The Greatest Californian” in 1976. He stands before Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, with a California condor soaring overhead.

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