Town of Albion in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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.
Erected 1974 by Dane County Historical Society. (Marker Number 16.)
Marker series. This marker is included Wisconsin, Dane County Historical Society marker series.
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. Touch for map. Marker is located in Albion Park, between Academy Drive and Edgerton Road, just off County Highway A. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 Campus Lane, Edgerton WI 53534, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albion Academy (a few steps from this marker); Wisconsin's Tobacco Land (approx. 4.2 miles away); Koshkonong (approx. 5.2 miles away); Yahara River (approx. 5.3 miles away but has been reported missing); 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).
More about this marker. Wisconsin Registered Landmark No. 115, Wisconsin Council for Local History.
Also see . . .
1. Sterling North Society. (Submitted on February 22, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
2. Albion Academy Historical Society. (Submitted on February 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then and 62 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.