100,000 cheers for John Muir’s Birthplace

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Pupils from East Linton Primary School celebrated John Muir’s Birthplace in Dunbar reaching its 100,000 visitor mark last Wednesday.

The youngsters in P5 visited the High Street museum which charts the life of the famous pioneer and conservationist John Muir who was born in the town but emigrated to America where he became known as the father of the National Parks movement.

They were accompanied by Jim Thompson, president of John Muir’s Birthplace, and Dan Cairney, a past president who started the birthplace redevelopment which was completed in August, 2003.

To mark the occasion, the children were presented with an individual memento and set of John Muir books for the school library by the Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace.

Full report in this week’s News

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