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A Colourful Life

A Very Colourful Life
When the Scottish Government decided to mark the centenary of Muir’s death in 2014 by celebrations on his birthday, Dunbar Primary School resolved to be involved. After all, DPS is descended from the school he attended in Dunbar and is the only school that can claim Muir as a former pupil. When […]

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John Muir Concert

2015 sees the 125th anniversary of the creation of Yosemite National
Park. The persuasive writings of John Muir were instrumental in the
legislation passing speedily through Congress and the Park came in to
being on 1 October 1890.

To mark the occasion the John Muir Birthplace Trust and Friends of
John Muir’s Birthplace are delighted to welcome the Andante Chamber
Choir […]

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Scotsman and John Muir

From edition 30/12/2013.Pages 32 and 23

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Writer’s Court

If you missed it in the news.
John Muir’s stone will be included at Makars’ Court within the Writers’ Museum in Edinburgh.
The Dunbar-born naturalist wrote more than 300 articles and 10 books.
Edinburgh City Council approved the plans for the stone, which will be inscribed with: “John Muir (1838-1914) I care only to entice people to look […]

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Happy Birthday

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY to THE JOHN MUIR BIRTHPLACE.
Opened 23rd August 2003.
Now approaching 120,000 visitors
Comment in visitors book yesterday from a lady from Holland. ‘What a wonderful museum. I didn’t know of John Muir but I do now. An inspiration to us all’. And a couple from Maryland. The lady told us that her husband proposed […]

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3 Photos from Allison’s Visit

Outside JMB with Carolyn Gray, Jo Moulin, John Hutchison, David Anderson, Allison Chin, John Thomas and Cllr. Norman Hampshire
Allison and Jo at the John Muir Boyhood statue
Allison and Jim Thompson at the Stewart (or Stuart as they had it then) panel in the Council Chamber

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Visit of Allison Chin

Had a nice buffet lunch in the Council Chamber at Dunbar Town House on Wednesday meeting with Allison Chin, President of the Sierra Club. Also enjoying the lunch were John Hutchison, President of JMT, John Thomas, JMT trustee and chairman of JMBT, Stephen Bunyan, Chairman of Dunbar Community Council, Will Collin and Jo Moulin. I was […]

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Last Quote

21st April, 2013, the 175th anniversary of John Muir’s birthOn 15 March 1913, John Muir’s ‘The Story of My Boyhood and Youth’ was published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York.  It has constantly been available in the 100 years since. It tells of his early years in Dunbar and then, from ages 11 to […]

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Additional Two

My thanks to Will Collin who put together the extracts from ‘My Boyhood and Youth’ that we have enjoyed over the past weeks. Will gave 40 extracts although only 38 were required. The additional two are shown below.
I did not vary more than five minutes from one o’clock all winter, nor did I feel any bad […]

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Quote 37

On 15 March 1913, John Muir’s ‘The Story of My Boyhood and Youth’ was published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York.  It has constantly been available in the 100 years since. It tells of his early years in Dunbar and then, from ages 11 to 22, of growing up in the wonderful Wisconsin countryside.  […]

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