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Town of Albion in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Sterling North

Sterling North Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, January 5, 2011
1. Sterling North Marker
Inscription.  Sterling North, internationally known author of best seller Rascal and 31 other books, was born in the town of Albion on the shores of Lake Koshkonong in 1906. His father, David, attended the Albion Academy. Sterling graduated from Edgerton High School in 1925. Following graduation he attended the University of Chicago (Class of 1929).

North’s early career as a journalist was impressive. He was Literary Editor of the Chicago Daily News (1932-43), the New York Post (1943-49), and New York Telegram and Sun (1949-56).

Upon leaving the newspaper field North became General Editor of North Star Books, a set of 40 serious volumes on American history. Five were written by North.

North’s most successful books, all of which received awards, are So Dear To My Heart, Rascal and The Wolfling. So Dear To My Heart and Rascal have been translated into many languages and each has sold more than one million copies. Both were made into films by Walt Disney.

Original manuscripts and other memorabilia are housed in the Sterling North Room in Kumlien Hall.
Sterling North Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, January 5, 2011
2. Sterling North Marker
Kumlien Hall with Sterling North marker on the left and Albion Academy marker on the right.
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1974 by Dane County Historical Society. (Marker Number 16.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Dane County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 42° 52.794′ N, 89° 4.221′ W. Marker is in Town of Albion, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on Campus Lane, 0.1 miles west of Edgerton Road (Wisconsin Highway 106), on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in Albion Park, between Academy Drive and Edgerton Road, just off County Highway A. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 Campus Lane, Edgerton WI 53534, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sheepskin School (here, next to this marker); Albion Academy (a few steps from this marker); Wisconsin's Tobacco Land (approx. 4.2 miles away); Koshkonong (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rockdale Mill (approx. 6.7 miles away); East Park Historic District (approx. 7.6 miles away); Main Street Historic District (approx. 7.9 miles away); Lorine Niedecker (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Town of Albion.
More about this marker. Wisconsin Registered Landmark No. 115, Wisconsin Council for Local History.
Also see . . .  Sterling North Society. (Submitted on February 22, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,327 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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