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Lee Stetson -
Live Portrayals of John Muir

Lee StetsonStetson's performances have brought the inspiration, humor, and conservation message of John Muir to many thousands of people.

Since 1983, Lee Stetson has presenting dramatic live enactments of John Muir in Yosemite National Park. During the winter months, Lee Stetson performs live as John Muir on tour throughout the United States and the world. He is often asked to provide Muir "voice overs" for films on Yosemite, national parks, or John Muir, including in Ken Burns' acclaimed PBS series "The National Parks: America's Best Idea." Lee also was featured on interviews as a Muir expert in the first two episodes of that series.

"An Evening with a Tramp," Lee's original production, has been followed by "Stickeen and Other Fellow Mortals" (beginning in 1986) and "Spirit of John Muir" (since 1990). These are all available on audiotape and CD, and "Evening with a Tramp" is on video.

Lee Stetson is also the compiler and editor of a book, The Wild Muir: Twenty-two of John Muir's greatest adventures. For this book, Lee carefully chose death-defying episodes from every stage of Muir's life, prepared short introductions to place each in context, then arranged them chronologically so that the reader can vicariously enjoy Muir's life of adventure.

Lee Stetson presented a special achievement award from the Sierra Club by John Muir Exhibit volunteer webmaster Harold Wood, 2003

In 1992, Lee Stetson was presented a special Sierra Club Centennial Award, in person at Wawona Lodge in Yosemite National Park, by Harold Wood, Webmaster of the John Muir Exhibit.

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To contact Lee Stetson for books, audio, video, or touring information:
Lee Stetson's Wild Productions , Box 93, Midpines, CA 95345 Telephone: (209) 742-7838. e-mail:

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