Gene Stratton-Porter
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N 41° 28.812 W 085° 20.916
16T E 637874 N 4593382
Quick Description: At the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historical Site, outside Rome City, Indiana.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2006 6:55:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMHEG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
Gene Stratton-Porter was born August 17, 1863. She was an American author, screenwriter and naturalist who wrote fanciful, romantic, well-plotted stories set in the American Midwest.

Born Geneva Grace Stratton in Wabash County, Indiana, she married Charles D. Porter in 1886, and had one daughter, Jeannette, with him.

She became a wildlife photographer, specializing in the Limberlost Swamp of Indiana, before she explored writing and produced her first novel, The Song of the Cardinal. Her novels Freckles and A Girl of the Limberlost are set in the swamp she loved and explored. She eventually wrote over 20 books.
She died on December 6, 1924, when her limousine was hit by a trolley car.
Her contributions to literature were numerous, including Novels The Song of the Cardinal, Freckles, At the Foot of the Rainbow, A Girl of the Limberlost, Laddie, Michael O'Halloran, A Daughter of the Land, The Keeper of the Bees, Her Father's Daughter, The Harvester, The White Flag, and The Magic Garden and Poetry and Essays Morning Face, The Fire Bird, Jesus of the Emerald, and Let Us Highly Resolve.
She is buried here with her daughter, Jeannette.
Description:
Gene Stratton-Porter was a novelist, essayist, poet, naturalist, and screenwriter.


Date of birth: 08/17/1863

Date of death: 12/06/1924

Area of notoriety: Literature

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Dawn to Dusk

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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