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Zane Grey Museum

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The famous author lived in Lackawaxen in his early years. His first published article was "A Day on the Delaware" in Recreation magazine in 1902. He traveled west and wrote accounts of his adventure in the early 1900s. His most noted work, "Riders of the Purple Sage," was published in 1912. Although he traveled extensively in the west, and moved there in 1918, he continued to own the Lackawaxen home and visited frequently. He was a prolific writer, publishing western novels and adventure books up until his death in 1939. The house was sold to a friend, who opened the Zane Grey Inn, and collected memorabilia and artwork. The museum was sold to the National Park Service in 1989 and became part of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. The site is self-guided, with NPS rangers and volunteers available to answer questions. It is open seasonally, usually Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, and is closed some weekdays.

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National Park Service
135 Scenic Rvive
Lackawaxen PA 18435