Clarence E. Mulford

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Streator, Illinois, USA
The man who created the famous Western character Hopalong Cassidy, Clarence Mulford was born in Streator, IL, in 1883 to a distinguished family that could trace its lineage in this country back to 1643, and in fact more than 20 Mulfords fought in the American Revolution.

After graduating college he took a job with the "Municipal Journal and Engineer" newspaper in New York and began to write stories on the side. Read more...