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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ben Lucien Burman

(1895-1984)

 
 
Ben Lucien Burman Marker - Obverse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 27, 2016
1. Ben Lucien Burman Marker - Obverse
Inscription. Born in Covington and inspired by the Ohio River, he became famed chronicler of life and people along America's rivers and in Kentucky's mountains. His 22 novels, fables, and works of nonfiction were widely translated. Burman's Steamboat Round the Bend (1933) became Will Rogers' last movie. See over.

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(Reverse)
Hailed as "new Mark Twain" for his stories of river life, Burman also became "a second Aesop" with his "High Water at Catfish Bend" (1952) and six related fables of mythical animal folk. Awarded French Legion of Honor in 1946 for World War II reports from Africa. Roamed world as special writer for Reader's Digest. Over.
 
Erected 1995 by Northern Kentucky Heritage League, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1967.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 5.471′ N, 84° 30.442′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is on Riverside Drive west of Garrard Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker
Ben Lucien Burman Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 27, 2016
2. Ben Lucien Burman Marker - Reverse
is at or near this postal address: 273 Riverside Drive, Covington KY 41011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simon Kenton (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Simon Kenton (within shouting distance of this marker); The Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Neighborhoods / Riverwalk Statues (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Mary B. Greene (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennedy House (within shouting distance of this marker); George and Ruth Kohlbran Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .  Ben Lucien Burman Obituary (New York Times, 11/13/1984). (Submitted on September 26, 2016.)
 
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Ben Lucien Burman Marker - Wide View, Looking West (Towards the Roebling Suspension Bridge) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 27, 2016
3. Ben Lucien Burman Marker - Wide View, Looking West (Towards the Roebling Suspension Bridge)
Ben Lucien Burman Marker - Wide View, Looking East (Towards Newport) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 27, 2016
4. Ben Lucien Burman Marker - Wide View, Looking East (Towards Newport)
 
 
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