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Property Name Grey, Zane, Cabin
Reference Number 16000413
State Oregon
County Josephine
Town Galice
Street Address N. bank of Rogue R.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/28/2016
Areas of Significance ART/LITERATURE
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/16000413.pdf
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The site known as the Zane Grey cabin is eligible for listing under Criterion (b), as it is associated with the lives of persons significant in our past ; specifically, the author Zane Grey (1872-1939). The period of significance covers from 1925, when Zane Grey acquired the property , to 1935, after which time Grey no longer visited the cabin . This 32-acre site which includes the Zane Grey cabin , a circa 1925 wooden river boat used by Zane Grey to access the remote property, and an existing 1500' long dry-stacked stone fence that Zane Grey incorporated into his landscape after he acquired the property. While this cabin did not serve as Zane Grey's primary residence , it was built by , and used by Grey as a retreat from 1926 to 1935 . During this time Grey authored more than 20 books and numerous magazine articles , some of which were either written at the cabin , used the lower Rogue River for a setting , or were inspired by his time at the cabin and along the lower Rogue River.

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