WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN RDCA
There was a time before the creation of the Falkirk Wheel that the words "tourism" and "Falkirk" did not seem to belong together. Now Falkirk's Helix is about to add another reason why tourists should come here. But there is another reason that is laying dormant that you can help bring to life.
That's because it revolves around the legacy of a Falkirk bairn. His name is Robert Dollar.
Robert Dollar was born in Falkirk during the Nineteen Century, and then, during the first half of the last century, Robert Dollar's name was heard around the world. His shipping line was the biggest in the world. He advanced trade with both China and Japan before the war clouds of the militarists heralded the onset of World War II. He shared his success with his home town while he was alive, but now that he is long gone - his memory has also vanished.
Today in Falkirk, Scotland almost no one seems to know anything about Robert Dollar. That is not true where he died, because his home that he named Falkirk is now a museum and cultural center in San Raphael, California. There is even a Dollarton in Canada that is named after him.
The 2013 Formation Committee wants to bring his memory back to mind here in Falkirk, Scotland one step at a time through the formation of a committee that will help to establish the Robert Dollar Commemorative Association.
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"We are always coming up with the emphatic facts of history in our private experience, and verifying them here. All history becomes subjective; in other words, there is properly no history; only biography." From 'Essay 1: History' by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882).