Welcome to America between 1905 and 1940. On this website you’ll meet several members of a family with captivating stories to tell. One is the fearless Oregon housewife, Rosa Sutton, who became a national sensation in 1909 when she launched a fight for government accountability after the death of her oldest son. Her crusade for justice is the murder mystery and ghost story at the center of A Soul on Trial. Rosa’s feisty spirit inspired her granddaughter, Jane Hall; at ten years old, Jane had already decided she would be a writer like her father, Arizona’s beloved humorist Dick Wick Hall. She would publish dozens of stories, poems and articles before she was orphaned at fifteen. See the Salome to Hollywood blog and gallery for highlights of Jane’s amazing journey from the tiny hamlet of Salome, Arizona, to Virginia, Manhattan, and ultimately to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer “dream factory” during its Golden Age.
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AVAILABLE NOW! The Laughing Desert: Dick Wick Hall’s Salome Sun. The 1925-1926 paper is packed with stories, poems, humor, hometown philosophy and engaging illustrations that made the town of Salome famous. The book also includes 1920s photographs and Dick’s love poems to Daysie. Arizona’s Official State Historian and a popular entertainer, Marshall Trimble, provides the Foreword. Use this link to buy the book directly from CreateSpace. Stores, schools, colleges, libraries and any orders of five or more will receive a discount code. For Amazon orders click the book cover icon below.