: Photograph of President Eisenhower (far left) holding a copy of Louis Bromfield's 1950 book "Out of the Earth." Also pictured in the photograph are (left to right): Jonathan Forman of Columbus, E. B. Howard of Zanesville, Ralph Cobey of Galion, and O. E. Fink of Zanesville. Ohio author, farmer, and conservationist Louis Bromfield (1896-1956) received the Pulitzer Prize for his book "Early Autumn" in 1927 and wrote 30 best-selling books during his 32-year literary career. In 1939, he created his dream, Malabar Farm, where he could demonstrate sound soil and water conservation practices and teach others about sustainable agriculture.
The Friends of the Land was a conservation society formed in March 1940 as a non-profit, non-partisan, independent organization supported entirely by its members. It worked with all government and private agencies to support, increase, and unify all efforts for the control and wise use of rain, soil, and all living products. View on Ohio Memory.
: P32_B02F11_001 Subjects
: Louis Bromfield; Authors, American--Ohio; Literary Ohio; Farming and rural systems economics; Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969; Places
: Lucas (Ohio); Richland County (Ohio)