Gene Stratton-Porter was a very impressive person. Stratton-Porter wrote environmental, romantic fiction and naturalist non-fiction. She had parlayed that into a role in converting her work into film. Until her untimely death in the then novel event of a car crash, her films were some of the highest grossing films of the era and she was considered one of the most powerful women in Hollywood.
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Today several of Stratton-Porter’s homes have been restored as museums. The one I’ve been to is in Geneva, Indiana (the Geneva furtherest east in Indiana – there are two), but her Wildflower Cabin in Rome City, Indiana has also been restored, and the wildflowers she had gathered from around state to preserve are still protected on the grounds. The Rome City site has just released a brand new website. They are also on Facebook and Twitter. Spread the word.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently acting President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.