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George Swain


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  • George Swain was known as "Walking, Talking George" in his home town of Boron, California, where he worked as a chemist at the Borax plant for 44 years.
  • George had three passions, John Muir, conservation, and classical music. He was a member of the John Muir Memorial Association for over 25 years, and attended every annual dinner. He was an outgoing person, who made friends easily, even though he did not fit the common mold. He had no car; but took the train everywhere he went.
  • As long time friend Pat Mosley, said, "George was truly a character and those of us who knew him can only say it was a pleasure to have known him and all the joy he brought to our ordinary lives." For more about George Swain, see Pat Mosley's Tribute to George Swain (Off-site link).

  • Harold Wood, the volunteer webmaster of this website, always looked forward to seeing George at the annual John Muir Memorial Association's annual dinners. "George would tell how he took the train from Boron to Martinez for this annual not-to-be-missed event. He would talk your ear off, but you wouldn't leave because his stories were always so fascinating."

  • Obituary by East Kern Genealogical Society - on

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