Best-selling novelist and avid angler Zane Grey created exciting stories of the life, culture and landscape of the American West. Through titles such as "Call of the Canyon," "Riders of the Purple Sage" and "The Vanishing American," Grey's stories of frontier character and romance inspired many to explore new country. His books involve every state west of the Missouri River except North Dakota. Visit his birthplace, Zanesville, Ohio, a town founded by his mother's ancestors, and the locations that inspired his novels. Contact: www.zgws.org; www.nps.gov/upde/historyculture/zanegrey.htm Above: This cabin near Grants Pass, Ore., was reportedly built by author Zane Grey in the 1920s.
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