Zane Grey

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Best known for his novel Riders of the Purple Sage, his books sold in the tens of millions before and after his death in 1939. He also owned a home on Santa Catalina Island off the coast from Los Angeles as seen in this circa 1939 postcard.

“His greatest sustained success, wealth, and fame came after he [and his family] moved to Altadena, California, in 1918… By 1930 he was hailed as the most sought after writer in America.”

Excerpts and to learn more, see: http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/ark:/99166/w65d8wbs .

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