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IAT Holds Tribute to John Muir

On September 16, a small delegation from the IAT traveled to Dunbar, Scotland in advance of the 2013 AGM to pay tribute to Scottish American conservationist John Muir. Led by John Muir Birthplace Trust Chairman John Thomas, the group toured the Birthplace Museum, walked a section of the nearby John Muir Way, and visited Siccar Point, made famous by pioneering Scottish geologist James Hutton in the late 18th century.

The Birthplace was home to Muir as a boy before his family emigrated to the United States in 1849, where he matured into an inventor, naturalist, author, and father of America conservation. He is best known for his role in the creation of Yosemite National Park and as the founder of the Sierra Club.

From the Birthplace Museum the group walked to Dunbar Harbour and Castle on the John Muir Way, before stopping at The Volunteer Arms restaurant for a delicious seafood lunch.

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