Happy 50th Anniversary, Earth Day! & John Muir’s Birthplace by Leighton Travels!

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May 2019. You simply cannot escape John Muir in the Scottish town of Dunbar. There’s a statue of him out on the High Street. You’ll also find a giant bear sculpture, located near the Spot Roundabout, which symbolises the great man’s travels through America. Furthermore, one of his quotes is engraved into the stone floor […]

via Travel Report: John Muir’s Birthplace, Scotland. — Leighton Travels!


Welcome back to National Parks & other public lands with T!  The Sierra Club published an article in its most recent issue of Sierra Magazine celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.


John Muir (1838-1914), prominent American conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club was born in Scotland.  John Muir National Historic Site in California has been featured here previously for Earth Day.  This year, I thought it might be nice to share a post on the John Muir Birthplace, written by Leighton of Leighton Travels.

Please click the link at the top of this post to read Leighton’s article and check out the other great pieces from around the globe while you are there. Many thanks to Leighton for offering to share his travels with us for this 50th anniversary of Earth Day!