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Sauk City in Sauk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

August W. Derleth

 
 
August W. Derleth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 27, 2007
1. August W. Derleth Marker
Inscription. Born February 24, 1909, in Sauk City, August Derleth lived virtually his entire life in his native Sac Prairie. He began writing at the age of thirteen and had over 150 books to his credit at the time of his death on July 4, 1971. Versatile as he was prolific, Derleth is best known for his regional literature that includes historical novels, biographies, short stories, journals and poetry. He lived his own life in the spirit of Thoreau and believed that life in Sac Prairie is a microcosm that mirrors universal truths.

August Derleth was also a noted editor, publisher and lecturer. In 1939 he founded Arkham House Publishers and saw it achieve an international reputation under his directorship. He was the recipient of many honors and awards including a Guggenhelm Fellowship and the Governor's Award for service to the creative arts.
 
Erected 1976 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 226.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 16.706′ N, 89° 43.16′ W. Marker is in Sauk City, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and Hemlock Street, on the left when traveling south
August W. Derleth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 27, 2007
2. August W. Derleth Marker
on Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is near the entrance of August Derleth Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 236 Water Street, Sauk City WI 53583, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sauk City (approx. 0.3 miles away); Free Congregation of Sauk County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Culver's (approx. mile away); Wollersheim Winery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mazomanie Sand Barrens (approx. 2.3 miles away); Wisconsin Heights Battlefield (approx. 2.3 miles away); Battle of Wisconsin Heights (approx. 2.3 miles away); In Memory of Rev. Adalbert Inama, O. Praem. (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sauk City.
 
Also see . . .
1. August Derleth. (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
2. Fantastic Fiction. (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,117 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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