James Jones 1921 - 77

James Jones 1921 - 77 (HMFFW)

Location: Marshall, IL 62441 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 23.522', W 87° 41.642'

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— The Handy Writers' Colony —

From Here to Eternity author James Jones co-founded The Handy Writers' Colony (1949-1964) at the West edge of Marshall with his mentor Lowney Turner Handy and her husband, Harry. Jones wrote Some Came Running here before moving to New York and later to Paris and writing other books. Several other Colony writers completed and published novels during those years. The house Jones built at the edge of the Colony Grounds in 1953 still stands.
The house and Colony Grounds are dedicated a Literary Landmark by Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
Year Placed2006
Placed ByMarshall Friends of the Library, Clark County Historical Society, Marshall Main Street Program, James Jones Literary Society
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 1:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 440235 N 4360512
Decimal Degrees39.39203333, -87.69403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 23.522', W 87° 41.642'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 23' 31.32" N, 87° 41' 38.52" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150-198 N 8th St, Marshall IL 62441, US
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