Hiram Bingham and the Children of the Sun

Hiram Bingham, an American explorer, discovered the ancient Inca city Machu Picchu at the turn of the 20th Century. ‘, ‘Now almost delirious with altitude sickness, I found myself literally standing on top of the world.

John Muir and the Family Ranch in Martinez

John Muir was the prophet of a new order that looked to nature for guidance and inspiration. His legacy, along with creating national parks like Yosemite and Sequoia, was largely literary — the classics he left to posterity about the wonders of nature and its importance to mankind; indeed, to all life. That legacy, born and nurtured from sustained contact with nature, bore fruition during his life at the Strentzel ranch in Martinez.