John Burroughs Association

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Slabsides, Burrough's cabin in West Park, NY, 2005

The John Burroughs Association was founded in 1921 to commemorate the life and works of author/naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921). Administered out of offices at the American Museum of Natural History, the Association owns the John Burroughs Sanctuary at West Park, in the town of Esopus, New York.[1] The Sanctuary is the site of John Burroughs's cabin, Slabsides, a National Historic Landmark built 1895.[2][3] In addition to maintaining the Sanctuary, the John Burroughs Association publishes a newsletter, The Wake Robin. It also, on an annual basis, presents the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing at book-length, and another award for essay-length nature writing.[4][5]


  1. ^ "The John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary" Tahawus Trails. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Slabsides" Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Park grows near Burroughs retreat of Slabsides" Times Union. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
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  5. ^ "John Burroughs" Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine. University of Buffalo. Retrieved 24 October 2013.

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Coordinates: 40°46′50″N 73°58′26″W / 40.780555°N 73.973772°W / 40.780555; -73.973772