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Register of the Sylvester (Adrian F.) John Muir Memorial Park, Wisc. Papers, 1954-1982
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CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: ADRIAN MUIR MEMORIAL PARK PAPERS

 

1.1---SYLVESTER ADRIAN CORRESPONDENCE & PAPERS

 

-Memorial service remarks for Syl Adrian funeral, 1-82

 

-From Lady Bird Johnson [photostat]

 

-From Helen F. Muir, 4-24-57 [declines to attend park dedication due to health; photostat]

 

-Book review by Adrian of Linnie Marsh Wolfe's Son of the Wilderness

 

-'Wiand's Patent...Making a Highway of Mississippi River Ice" in Wisconsin Academy Review, Dec. 1977, p. 33. (Muir worked for Wiand before attending the University of Wisconsin)

 

-Adrian's Honorary membership in the John Muir Memorial Association, Martinez, Calif.

 

-Deed to Daniel Muir, January 8, 1855 [photostat]

 

-Marker Dedication Program, Muir Memorial Park, Sunday May 5, 1957.

 

-"John Muir-- Wanderer" paper by Sylvester Adrian.

 

-"Land of Inspiration" in Discovery (Sp1976), pp. 22-23. features Adrian on John Muir.

 

-"John Muir... and the Wisconsin Meadow that Inspired our National Parks." in Lifetimes. (W 1979), pp. 18-19

 

-Newspaper clippings from Wisconsin newspapers on Muir Park, Adrian, and the Muir stamp

 

-"John Muir Memorial Park and Botanizing on Muir's Lake," reprint from Wisconsin Academy Review (Sp1957)

 

-"John Muir Trails" by Jean Hanna de Lipkau (May 4, 1957) [illus. lecture]

 

1.2---PHOTOGRAPHS

 

-Mr.and Mrs. Audley Cuff (later owners of part of the Muir property)

 

-Hickory Hill House

 

-"Miss Dunken" (Jessica Duncan, Muir family neighbor)

 

-Fountain Lake

 

-Kingston Hotel (where Muirs stayed before moving to Fountain Lake)

 

-Postmaster Gromaska and Governor Reynolds at unveiling of Muir Stamp

 

1.3---AUDIOTAPES

 

TAPE #1---ADRIAN SYLVESTER ON PUBLIC TV: "A Day at Fountain Lake," (April1973) [professionally-produced interview of Sylvester Adrian]::::::::::

 

[Side 1] Mr. Adrian on John Muir Park::::::::::

 

[Side 2] Adrian on John Muir (approx. 18:30)

 

TAPE #2---DEDICATION CEREMONY JM MEMORIAL PARK (May 5, 1957) [WPDR Service Dept. Broadcast of a summary of the dedication]

 

TAPE #3---SYLVESTER ADRIAN INTERVIEW BY RONALD H. LIMBAUGH, July 25, 1981::::::::::

 

-Tour of Fountain Lake site::::::::::

 

-Visit with Rubicheau family who gave some of the Fountain Lake land::::::::::

 

-Discussed policing the Muir Memorial Park and keeping out vandals::::::::::

 

-Discussed encouraging Scotland to create an historic site

 

TAPE #4---Part II of ADRIAN INTERVIEW by RONALD H. LIMBAUGH, July 25-26, 1981::::::::::

 

-Adrian's family background and early career as an inventor:::::::::::

 

-Service in France during WWI::::::::::

 

-Electrical shop in Fond du Lac during 1920s:::::::::::

 

-Inventions incl. a juke box patents to which sold to Wurlitzer for $25,000::::::::::

 

-Sold his electric shop, went to Montello and ran a resort::::::::::

 

-Learned of the Muir site and sought to get a marker::::::::::

 

-Efforts to get a Muir stamp::::::::::

 

-Discussion of Sylvester's Muir scrapbook:::::::::::

 

-Tour of Hickory Hill Farm, Portage WI with the Carrens (Cairns?) family [incl. basement where Muir studied and carved inventions and the barn; history told & property described]::::::::::::

 

-Tour of Silver Lake Cemetery in Portage WI:::::::::: [burial place of: Anne Gilrye Muir (John's mother) ; Annie Muir and John D., son of CH and DG June 15, 1886, 13 years and 8 mo. ; Kathryn H. Cairns, wife of D. G. Muir, d 1825 46 yr, 8 months]::::::::::

 

-Drive by house where Muir's mother lived after she separated from her husband. 228 (or 229) Howard St., Portage::::::::::

 

-Julia Rush School site in Portage [site of Daniel Muir house]::::::::::

 

-Limbaugh summary of visit [July 26, 1981]