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Gene Stratton-Porter


(1863 - 1924)

Gene Stratton-Porter

Gene Stratton-Porter (August 17, 1863 – December 6, 1924) was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some best-selling novels and well-received columns in national magazines, such as McCalls. Her works were translated into several languages, including Braille, and Stratton-Porter was estimated to have had 50 million readers around the world. She used her position and income as a well-known author to support conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetlands in the state of Indiana. Her novel A Girl of the Limberlost was adapted four times as a film, most recently in 1990 in a made-for-TV version.


Freckles (1904)

A one handed orphan takes on the job of protecting the valuable trees in the Limberlost from timber pirates.

Author(s): Gene Stratton-Porter
Illustrator(s): E. Stetson Crawford

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