Gene Stratton-Porter

Gene Stratton-Porter (HM1AHZ)

Location: Rome City, IN 46784 Noble County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 28.559', W 85° 20.974'

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Best-selling author, Stratton-Porter (1863-1924) aimed to inspire appreciation of nature in readers. Lived and worked at Limberlost Cabin, Geneva, then Wildflower Woods, here. Wrote for magazines such as Outing and Ladies' Home Journal. Published photographs and studies of life in nearby woods and swamps. Her novels blended fiction with vivid descriptions of nature.

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Ten million copies of her books sold by 1924, including internationally popular Freckles (1904) and Girl of the Limberlost (1909). She secured financial independence through her writing at a time before many women had professional careers. In California, 1920s, she pursued production of movies based on her novels. Organized her own movie production company by 1924.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number57.2013.1
Year Placed2013
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Gene Stratton-Porter Memorial Society, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 12:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 637802 N 4592912
Decimal Degrees41.47598333, -85.34956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 28.559', W 85° 20.974'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 28' 33.54" N, 85° 20' 58.44" W
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Area Code(s)260
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4189-4303 Pleasant Point, Rome City IN 46784, US
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