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A Zane Grey Q & A with Lita Nicholson

Zane Grey

When was Zane Grey born? He was born on January 31, 1872,  in Zanesville, Ohio.  His name was originally Pearl Zane Gray.  He changed it to Zane Grey after he wrote his first western novel. Was he married? Yes.  He married Lina Roth in 1905.  He always called her Dolly and she called him Doc. …

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Zane Grey: Our Area’s Most Famous Resident

Zane Grey

In his writings, Zane Grey was rather straightforward.  As the reader, you normally could expect that his main character would be a man running from a negative past.  Before you finished the book, the reasonably dashing man would have righted a few wrongs, stolen the heart of a girl that suffered great anguish and eventually…

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Who Was Betty Zane?

Betty Zane

One winter living in a bitter cold NY apartment, fingers freezing from lack of heat, head buzzing from the noise of nearby trains, Zane Grey wrote about a woman named Betty Zane.  These were the days before the young dentist knew he would become the author of hunting books, baseball books, fishing books, and books…

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