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Zanesville in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Zane Grey

“Father of the Western Novel”

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 26, 2008
1. Zane Grey Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Business Advocate, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 13-60.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.048′ N, 82° 0.713′ W. Marker is in Zanesville, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker is on Convers Road 0.1 miles
Zane Grey Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 26, 2008
2. Zane Grey Marker
west of Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 705 Convers Road, Zanesville OH 43701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Karl Kappes ( approx. half a mile away); Muskingum County Medal of Honor Memorial ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Zanesville and Muskingum County Artwall ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Muskingum County Vietnam War Memorial ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Muskingum County Iraqi Conflicts Memorial ( approx. 0.6 miles away); The Bicentennial Legacy Monument ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Architect Cass Gilbert ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Y-Bridge ( approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zanesville.
 
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Zane Grey Birthplace image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 26, 2008
3. Zane Grey Birthplace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 966 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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