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Catalog Number 00411
Object Name Portrait
Description Emerson Hough by Louis Betts. 1857-1923. Author, journalist, sportsman. Born in Newton, Iowa, June 28, 1857. Removed to Lincoln, New Mexico, 1880, where he was admitted to the bar and practiced law for a few years in White Oaks. Wrote sketches for American Field and Forest and Stream. In Des Moines as correspondent for Chicago Daily Record, 1888. Removed to Chicago, 1889. Becaume famous as an author when he wrote "The Mississippi Bubble", 1902. Resided in the West, 1882-1889 but subsequently travelled al over its wildest portions. One of the promoters of the National Daily Review, Chicago, of which Ora Williams was its editor, 1905. Author of many novels, two of which, "The Covered Wagon" and "North of 36" were filmed. Explored Yellowstone Park in winter of 1895 travelling on snowshoes. Responsible for Act of Congress protecting park buffalo. Mr. and Mrs. Hough presented to the State Historical Department their collections of furniture, books, and publications and manuscripts, 1921. Died in Evanston, Illinios, April 30, 1925. 46''x38''
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