Hamlin Garland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 43° 54.728 W 091° 04.569
15T E 654471 N 4863912
Quick Description: Hamlin Garland Marker in Swarthout Lakeside Park on Hwy 16 in West Salem.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2008 1:27:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM4C45
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 19

Long Description:
Gifted author of this region, Hamlin Garland was born at West Salem September 14, 1860, and died March 4, 1940. His ashes rest in the Garland family plot in Neshonoc cemetery, heart of the Coulee Country immortalized in his books, "Trailmakers of the Middle Border", "A Son of the Middle Border", "A Daughter of the Middle Border", and "Backtrailers from the Middle Border". These biographical novels depict the pioneer life of his forefathers, the Garlands and McClintocks, tell of his boyhood on the farm in Green's Coulee near Onalaska and the increasing hardships endured by his family as they moved westward. He describes his life in the East as a struggling young author and the recognition and success which came to him. Garland was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1918, and in 1920 his book, "A Daughter of the Middle Border", was awarded the Pulitzer Prize as the best biography of the year. In 1893 Garland provided a home for his aging parents in West Salem, a study for himself where he continued to write, and a summer home for his wife and small daughters.

Erected 1960
County: La Crosse

Location: Park

MarkerID: 101

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