The Canadian Friends
of John Muir
The Canadian Friends of John
Muir sponsor interpretive walks in Muir's Meaford. Contact them
They publish materials related
to Muir's time in Meaford, including maps and Muir's letters
to his friends in Canada.
They promote conservation and
support like minded organizations around the world.
In 1998, The Canadian Friends
discovered the site of theTrout Hollow mill in the Bighead River
Valley where Muir spent time botanizing and working with his
friends making rake handles. In 1999 an archeologist was hired
by the land owner, Stanley Knight Ltd. to begin excavations at
3 sites in the Hollow. The results are available now.
The Canadian Friends have been
instrumental in linking the communities of the Bighead Valley
(Meaford, Sydenham Twsp. & St. Vincent Twsp.) with our sister
community Dunbar Scotland.
Both communities share a former
fishing resource base, now gone. Both share a connection to John
Muir's early life before he was blinded. Both have populations
that are almost identical. Both share deep Scottish roots.