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Virtual: The Wilderness Library: Fighting for Things Eternal
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Susan Young, Outreach Coordinator for the Shiloh Museum, will discuss the life and work of Newton County resident Ted Richmond. According to Young, "In the early 1930s, Ted Richmond settled on Mount Sherman in Newton County and founded the Wilderness Library, providing free books to local folks for miles around. The library existed into the 1950s, with Richmond attracting the attention of Eleanor Roosevelt, J. William Fulbright, and the Saturday Evening Post along the way."
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Photo Credit: Ted Richmond with a backpack of books to deliver to patrons of his Wilderness Library in Newton County, 1940s. Karen Kilgore Johnson Collection/Shiloh Museum of Ozark History