ED DODD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/11/1973 - HFSID 186530
Sale Price $180.00
He signs a typed 1973 letter to a Texas teacher.
Typed Letter signed: "Ed Dodd", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Lost Forest, Atlanta, Georgia, 1973 June 11. On personal letterhead to Jackie L. Pruett, Clute, Texas. In full: "Please accept an original MARK TRAIL original Sunday page for your children [item not included] and give them my best wishes. Sincerely". Ed Dodd (1902-1991), a youthful camp instructor and scoutmaster, began his cartoon Mark Trail in 1946. (Dodd created the stories; Tom Hill drew them.) Mark Trail, a wildlife photographer loosely modeled on Dodd himself, was an outdoorsman and conservationist. At its peak in the 1960s, the strip appeared in 500 newspapers. Mark Trail spin-offs included publications on camping and wildlife. Dodd and Hill retired from the strip in 1978, but it remains in syndication today. The year Dodd died, the US Congress named a section of the Appalachian Trail in his native Georgia the Mark Trail Wilderness. Lost Forest was the name of Dodd's home and studio in a Georgia woods, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Fold creases, not near signature. Fine condition.
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