Bob Maguire

Robert “Bob” Maguire

July 05, 1924 – April 18, 2021

It is with great sadness that we report the news of the death of Bob Maguire, a great friend of Mount Independence. Five decades ago, Bob headed the fight to block construction of a nuclear power plant that would have cost a long shadow over the East Creak area, including the Mount. Bob was a great gatherer of primary documents about the history of our region, and he was generous to share these resources with other historians. To honor Bob’s contribution to our local history — both its protection and interpretation — the Coalition established the annual J. Robert Maguire lecture series.

Bob will be greatly missed, but we are so very thankful that he was part of our community. We offer our sincere condolensces to Bob’s loved ones.

You can find Bob’s obituary here.