Visalia, California: Large Tree Stump Head of John Muir

Founder of the Sierra Club, naturalist, conservationist John Muir -- carved from a tree. Nice.

West Coast Sand and Gravel

7715 Avenue 296, Visalia, CA
Southwest of the intersection of Hwy 99 and Hwy 198.
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Large Tree Stump Head of John Muir

The stump had been moved to the front of West Coast Sand and Gravel located at 8347 Avenue 280, Visalia, CA 93277. Visible from highway where 198 and 99 intersect.

[Kim Wheeler, 04/04/2013]
Large Tree Stump Head of John Muir

Road construction has made this whole area inaccessible.

[Dylan, 11/06/2011]
Large Head of John Muir

The Large Head of John Muir has been moved to the SW corner of 198 & 99. Almost inaccessible at this time, though visible. Must be approached via 198 eastbound and take exit before 99 - ride access road. Located next to the Wood Industries Company.

[David Meznarich, 08/06/2010]
Large John Muir Head

Giant John Muir Head lives! He gazes roughly in the direction of Sequoia National Park from his post at the intersection of Avenue 296 (CA 198 - go figure) and CA 99 near Visalia, California. He's right there at the exit -- jammed into the southwest corner. I almost drove off the road as I witnessed such rugged majesty! And don't kid yourself - he is LARGE. I'm talking LARGE! Yeah!

[Miss Erica, 09/07/2008]

Carved John Muir Head.

Large John Muir Head

This giant chainsaw carved bust of John Muir is visible from highway 99 just outside of Visalia. He watches over large piles of wood by-products and seems to know you tossed those glass bottles yesterday rather than recycling. But I'm sure he is a forgiving carving.

[Anna Newman, 11/01/2005]

Founder of the Sierra Club, naturalist, conservationist John Muir -- carved from a tree. Nice. February 2008: Reported as moved to the College of the Sequoias.

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