June 26, 1892 - March 6, 1973Mother, wife, writer, humanitarian, and civil rights activist, Pearl Buck was the first American woman to receive the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for literature. A visionary, she worked to cross political and cultural barriers to further understanding among all peoples of the world. Her own perspective was fostered by a life lived equally in China and America and by extensive world travels. She established Welcome House, the first adoption agency specializing in multi-racial adoptions, and the Pearl S. Buck Foundation to aid thousands of children fathered by American servicemen overseas. In 1950 she purchased property in Winhall, VT, and in 1969 moved to Danby, finding an American town she loved, helped restore, and where she died in 1973.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 662402 N 4801232|
|Decimal Degrees||43.34640000, -72.99626667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 20.784', W 72° 59.776'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 20' 47.04" N, 72° 59' 46.56" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 30 S Main St, Danby VT 05739, US|
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