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S. Hall Young

S. Hall Young of Alaska  
  • A Presbyterian missionary in Alaska.
  • Young met John Muir in 1879 and accompanied Muir on several of his Alaskan adventures. It was Young's dog, Stickeen, that later became the subject of Muir's most famous dog story.
  • Young wrote of Muir, "I sat at his feet, and at the feet of his spirit I still sit, a student, absorbed, surrendered."
  • Young wrote a book, Alaska Days With John Muir, published the year after Muir's death, in which he tells about their adventures together, including how Muir saved his life while mountain climbing.
  • Complete book:
    Alaska Days with John Muir by S. Hall Young (1915) - available in various digital formats from
Photograph courtesy of The Presbytery of the Yukon.

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