Zane Grey

Zane Grey (HM8GX)

Location: Zanesville, OH 43701 Muskingum County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 57.048', W 82° 0.713'

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"Father of the Western Novel"

Born Pearl Zane Grey in 1872 at this site and raised in Zanesville, author Zane Grey established the western novel as a twentieth century American literary genre. Trained as a dentist and practicing in New York City, Grey began writing full time following his marriage in 1905 to Lina Elise "Dolly" Roth, who served as his editor and agent. Grey's novels featured rich western imagery and highly romanticized plots with often pointed moral overtones, inspiring scores of imitators. Of his more than 60 books, Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) is his best know work. Many of Grey's novels were made into movies in 1920s and '30s. In addition, Grey was the holder of ten world records for large game fishing, an avocation he pursued when not writing. He died in 1939 at his home in Altadena, California.
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HM NumberHM8GX
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number13-60
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Business Advocate, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 413563 N 4422786
Decimal Degrees39.95080000, -82.01188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.048', W 82° 0.713'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 2.88" N, 82° 0' 42.78" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 626-634 Convers Ave, Zanesville OH 43701, US
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