Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Wordless: Mark Trail
Have you seen the Mark Trail exhibit at the Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University? The museum’s website states:
Mark Trail is the creation of Ed Dodd whose work in the National Parks along with his experiences as a hunter, fisherman, and world traveler inspired him to start the adventure strip in 1946. Born in 1902 in Lafayette, Georgia, Dodd went to work for Dan Beard at the age of 16. Dan Beard was the founder or the Boy Scouts of America and Ed Dodd worked at Beard’s camp in Pennsylvania for thirteen summers. While there, Dodd learned writing and illustration under Beard’s guidance. In 1926 Ed Dodd became the first paid Youth and Physical Education Director for the city of Gainesville, Georgia.
You can find out more by visiting the museum webpage for the Mark Trail exhibit here.
This is not a permanent exhibit for the museum so don’t let the grass grow under your feet.
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