Nell Murbarger

Published by Westerlore Press; Los Angeles, 1964
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Publisher: Westerlore Press; Los Angeles

Publication Date: 1964

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition


Westerlore Press; Los Angeles. FIRST EDITION Hardcover-- beige cloth stamped in brown-- in NEAR FINE Condition in VERY GOOD unclipped Dustjacket showing minor wear, small closed edge tear at bottom front. INSCRIBED & dated in year of publication on front free endpaper: "To my friend, Gerald A. Petersen, with all good wishes-- Nell Murbarger- Apr 14 1964," otherwise INTERIOR very clean, tight, bright. 398 pp. w/ Roster of the Ghosts & Index. From Nevada Writers Hall of Fame: NELL MURBARGER (1909-1991) was born on October 19, 1909, in South Dakota and home-schooled through the eighth grade. She then attended schools in California, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington. An outdoorswoman, she enjoyed riding horses, camping, photography, exploring the western United States, and world travel. She married Wilbur G. Murbarger in 1931 and divorced in 1939. She is credited with being the first to collect Lithophragma maximum, a member of the saxifrage family, in 1936 on San Clemente Island, the southernmost of the Channel Islands in California. She worked for several western newspapers, including the Los Angeles Examiner and the Salt Lake Tribune. She was editor for the Costa Mesa Globe Herald from 1936-39 and for the Newport-Balboa Press from 1940-45. She became a full-time free-lance writer in 1945, writing several books and approximately 1,000 magazine articles on every conceivable desert subject. Her feature stories in Desert Magazine and other periodicals popularized the hobby of "ghost-towning." She received the American Association for State and Local History Award of Merit in 1955. Her Ghosts of the Glory Trail was recognized nationally as the best nonfiction book of 1956. She was a life member of the Nevada Historical Society. She died on December 19, 1991, in California. Carefully shipped in secure parcel. Bookseller Inventory # 509776

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