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FRECKLES of the Limberlost Swamp, has entertained millions of people since the turn of the century. It is an engaging story about a courageous young man determined to overcome the hardships life has handed him and make a better life for himself. Left as an abused and handicapped child on the steps of an orphanage, Freckles grows up under horrid conditions. Unwilling to let his past defeat him, he sets out to make his way in the world. Uneducated, and unskilled, Freckles beats the odds, and lands a job with the Grand Rapid Lumber Co. as the timber watchman. But in order to keep the job he must face malicious timber thieves, snakes, and other creatures in the swamp. Like everything he does, Freckles attacks the challenges he faces with strength and determination, gaining the respect and admiration of his boss, co-workers, and even the creatures of the Limberlost swamp.



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Gene Stratton-Porter

Gene Stratton-Porter (August 17, 1863 - December 6, 1924) was an American author, early naturalist, nature photographer, and one of the first women to form a movie studio and production company, Gene Stratton-Porter Productions, Inc. She wrote several best-selling novels and well-received columns in national magazines, such as McCall's. Her works were translated into several languages, including Braille, and Stratton-Porter was estimated to have had 50 million readers around the world. She used her position and income as a well-known author to support conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetlands in the state of Indiana. Her novel A Girl of the Limberlost was adapted four times as a film, most recently in 1990 in a made-for-TV version.
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