Nebraska Authors

Harold W. Felton

Born 1902-04-01 Neola, IA (USA)

Died 1991-07-12
Pittsfield, MA (USA)

Folklorist and author of many books for children. The author was a protege of Lowry Wimberly and worked for the Nebraska Federal Writers' Project in the 1930s.

Places Lived

Neola, IA
Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE
Manhattan, NY

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Fiction


Juvenile fiction; Juvenile biography; Folklore; Children's Literature; Nebraska Federal Writers Project


Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1925, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Laws Degree, 1928, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE



Places Worked

Omaha Law Firm (1928-1933)
U.S. Government, Internal Revenue Service (1933-1970)


Legends of Paul Bunyan. 1947.
Adventures of Pecos Bill. 1949.
Pecos Bill, Texas Cowpuncher. 1949.
John Henry and His Hammer. 1950.
Cowboy Jamboree: Western Songs and Lore. 1951.
Fire Fightin' Mose. 1955.
Bowleg Bill, Seagoing Cowboy. 1957.
New Tall Tales of Pecos Bill. 1958.
Mike Fink. 1960.
The World's Most Truthful Man. 1961.
A Horse Named Justin Morgan. 1962.
Sergeant O'Keefe and His Mule, Balaam. 1962.
Pecos Bill and the Mustang. 1965.
William Phips and the Treasure Ship. 1965.
Jim Beckwourth: Negro Mountain Man. 1966.
Edward Rose. 1967.
True Tall Tales of Stormalong: Sailor of the Seven Seas. 1968.
Nat Love. 1969.
Big Mose. 1969.
Mumbet, the Story of Elizabeth Freeman. 1970.
James W. Johnson. 1971.
Gib Morgan, Oil Driller. 1972.
Ely S. Parker: Spokesman for the Senecas. 1973.
Nancy Ward, Cherokee. 1975.
Deborah Sampson, Soldier of the Revolution. 1976.
Uriah Phillips Levy. 1978.
Lemuel Haynes. 1989.

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