Located Junction Hemlock and Water St. in front of Park Sauk City, WI Coordinates Lat N 43:16':712" Lon W -89:43':151"  


Born Feburary 24, 1909, In Sauk City, August Derleth lived virtually his entire life in his native Sac prarie. He began writing at the age of thirteen and had over 150 books to his credit at the time of his death on July 4, 1971. Versatile as he was proliific, Derleth is best known for his regional literature that includes historical novels, biographys, short stories, journals and poetry. He lived his own llife int he soirit of Tjoreau and belived that life in Sac prairie is the representative of what can be found in the samll towns across the country. Indeed that Sac prarie is a microcosm that mirror universal truths.

August Derleth was also a noted editor, publisher and lecturer. In 1939 he founded Arkham House Publishers and saw it achieve an international reputation under his directorship. He was the recipient of many honors and awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Governor's award for service to the creative arts.

Erected 1978



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