With the publication of Main Street and Babbitt, Lewis became a successful novelist and critic of American culture, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930. He returned frequently to Minnesota; never able to deny his underlying attachment to the Northern Middle West, he described it as "...the newest empire of the world... a land of dairy herds and exquisite lakes, of new automobiles and tarpaper shanties and silos like red towers, of clumsy speech and a hope that is boundless." Lewis talent declined and he died alone in Italy on January 10, 1951. As he had requested, his ashes were brought home to Sauk Centre.
|Series||This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series|
|Placed By||Minnesota Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 4:20am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 347716 N 5066706|
|Decimal Degrees||45.73715000, -94.95743333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 44.229', W 94° 57.446'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 44' 13.74" N, 94° 57' 26.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 800-898 Co Hwy 17, Sauk Centre MN 56378, US|
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