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September 30, 2013

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The ceremony was presided over by Herbert Van Valkenburgh, president of Roxbury Burroughs Club.

Principal speakers at the event were Albert B. Corey, New York State historian, who told the crowd that the naturalist’s major contribution was “to teach people to enjoy nature”; Mrs. Elizabeth Burroughs Kelly, grandniece and author of the book “John Burroughs: Naturalist,” and Dr. Sidney S. Bradford, historic sites historian of the National Park Service, who made the presentation.

Among the special guests introduced were William Fennell, president of John Burroughs Memorial Association of New York; Francis Paternoster of Walton, Democratic county chairman; Assemblyman Edwyn E. Mason of Hobart; and Supervisors Maurice Judd, Franklin; Perry Shelton of Tompkins, and A.A. Beach of Harpersfield.

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