Conrad Richter standing on Tulpehocken Street, Pine Grove, PA, 1962.
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A man wearing a hat, suit, and tie leans against a tree with his arms crossed. A bricked sidewalk and row houses are to the right.

Credit: Photograph courtesy of Harvena Richter, photo taken by Carl Mydans

Born and raised in Pine Grove, PA, Conrad Richter lived in New Mexico from 1928 to 1950, then returned to his hometown. There he continued to write novels about America’s vanishing wilderness.

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