1860 – Hamlin Garland Born

On this date noted author Hamlin Garland was born in West Salem. depict the pioneer life of his forefathers. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1918. In 1920 his book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize as the best biography of the year. He died on March 3, 1940. [Source: edited by Sarah Davis McBride, p. 157]