August W. Derleth

August W. Derleth (HM1BW)

Location: Sauk City, WI 53583 Sauk County
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N 43° 16.706', W 89° 43.16'

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Born February 24, 1909, in Sauk City, August Derleth lived virtually his entire life in his native Sac Prairie. He began writing at the age of thirteen and had over 150 books to his credit at the time of his death on July 4, 1971. Versatile as he was prolific, Derleth is best known for his regional literature that includes historical novels, biographies, short stories, journals and poetry. He lived his own life in the spirit of Thoreau and believed that life in Sac Prairie is a microcosm that mirrors universal truths.

August Derleth was also a noted editor, publisher and lecturer. In 1939 he founded Arkham House Publishers and saw it achieve an international reputation under his directorship. He was the recipient of many honors and awards including a Guggenhelm Fellowship and the Governor's Award for service to the creative arts.
HM NumberHM1BW
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number226
Year Placed1976
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 279349 N 4795326
Decimal Degrees43.27843333, -89.71933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 16.706', W 89° 43.16'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 16' 42.36" N, 89° 43' 9.60" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 WI-60 Trunk, Sauk City WI 53583, US
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