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Paul Jamieson  (photo: Adirondack Mountain Club)
Paul Jamieson (photo: Adirondack Mountain Club)

People: Author and Outdoors Enthusiast Paul Jamieson at 102

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Paul Jamieson is a noted author, environmentalist, professor and avid canoeist. He was born in 1903 in Des Moines, Iowa. Jamieson spent his teaching career as a Professor of English at St. Lawrence University from 1929 through 1965, and his spare time climbing mountains in the Adirondacks and canoeing most of the waterways throughout the North Country. He's received awards for his work from the Adirondack Council, the Nature Conservancy, the Adirondack Mountain Club, the Sierra Club and the Adirondack Museum. He's the editor of The Adirondack Reader, the first comprehensive anthology of writing on the Adirondacks, and a crusader for recreational canoeing rights in the Park. His other books include Adirondack Canoe Waters: North Flow and an autobiography, Uneven Ground. Last year, Todd Moe spoke with Jamieson in his room at United Helpers nursing home in Canton. At 102, he told Todd that he'd traveled to Europe after college in the 20's, climbed mountains out west, but felt most at home in the Adirondacks.

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