Near Rome City in Noble County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Best-selling author, Stratton-Porter (1863-1924) aimed to inspire appreciation of nature in readers. Lived and worked at Limberlost Cabin, Geneva, then Wildflower Woods, here. Wrote for magazines such as Outing and Ladies' Home Journal. Published photographs and studies of life in nearby woods and swamps. Her novels blended fiction with vivid descriptions of nature.
Ten million copies of her books sold by 1924, including internationally popular Freckles (1904) and Girl of the Limberlost (1909). She secured financial independence through her writing at a time before many women had professional careers. In California, 1920s, she pursued production of movies based on her novels. Organized her own movie production company by 1924.
Erected 2013 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Gene Stratton-Porter Memorial Society, Inc. (Marker Number 57.2013.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 41° 28.559′ N, 85° 20.974′ W. Marker is near Rome City, Indiana, in Noble County. Marker is at the intersection of E County Road 850N and Pleasant Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome City IN 46784, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sylvan Lake (approx. 2.1 miles away); Camp Mitchell (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lakeview Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Civil War Memorial Cannon (approx. 5.1 miles away); South Milford World War I Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away); Noble County Seat / Noble County Courthouse (approx. 6.7 miles away); Noble County Seat (approx. 6.8 miles away); Noble County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is located near entrance to Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site.
Also see . . .
1. Gene Stratton-Porter - Cabin at Wildflower Woods. From the Indiana State Museum website. (Submitted on August 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
2. Gene Stratton-Porter - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.