Keep August Derleth Park

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Jessica Elliott
1 year ago
To be honest, I'd not heard of this man until I was sent this petition. However, my recent passion has been discovering Victorian/Edwardian ghost story authors who might have passed into obscurity were it not for dedicated folks re-publishing their long-lost works. And most are well-worth recirculating and keeping alive. And so likewise, why obliterate this man's legacy? Keep the park named for him so the curious can discover him. Mysteries, histories, children's books, sci-fi and romance? Most modern authors don't have this scope for Heaven's sake!

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James McArthur
1 year ago
August Derleth is a 20th century American literary institution! He not only created the Sherlockian sleuth Solar Pons and left a legacy of his own fictional and non-fictional works, but helped preserve the literary legacy of H P Lovecraft. Sauk City should be doing MORE, not less, to honor him!

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William Wells
2 years ago
Derleth is extremely important in the history of American literature due to his founding Arkham House which preserved and disseminated HP Lovecraft's works to a larger audience. Lovecraft remains one of the most popular names in literature in 2019--thanks in large part to Derleth. Sauk City should be holding an annual festival in his honor instead of stripping honors away.

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andré LEJEUNE
2 years ago
Il le mérite grandement!

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Charlene Conlon
2 years ago
His contribution to fantasy and horror literature should be remembered and honored.

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Thomas English
2 years ago
August Derleth is a big part of literary history, and the memorializing of his name (regarding the park) should not be revoked.

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Daniel Pratt
2 years ago
Jeez—leave the poor guy his park, at least.

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Bruce Joyner
2 years ago
This piece of History needs to be left alone. Honor the memory of August Derleth!

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Steven Schreier
2 years ago
His name is worthy of recognition for his contribution to little known authors who may have gone on to eclipse his own ....H.P. Lovecraft, anyone??

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Ramsey Campbell
2 years ago
It would be extremely sad if the town he celebrated throughout his life did away with this tribute to him.