Hamlin Garland

Hamlin Garland (HM5NF)

Location: West Salem, WI 54669 La Crosse County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 54.732', W 91° 4.561'

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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.
HM NumberHM5NF
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Historical Period20th Century, 19th Century
Historical PlaceTown
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number101
Year Placed1960
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 12:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 654482 N 4863920
Decimal Degrees43.91220000, -91.07601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 54.732', W 91° 4.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 54' 43.9200" N, 91° 4' 33.6600" W
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Area Code(s)608
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Hwy C, West Salem WI 54669, US
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