Nebraska Authors

Marian Talmadge

AKA: Marian Huxoll Talmadge

Born 1907-08-20 North Platte, NE (USA)

Died 1976-06
Denver, CO (USA)

Author of many books, mostly written with colleague Iris Pavey Gilmore. The setting for Pony Express Boy is in Talmadge's native Nebraska, near the old Ft. Kearney and along the Pony Express Trail to Bridgeport, Nebraska.

Places Lived

North Platte, NE
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Juvenile Fiction; Western History


Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Lamont School of Music, Denver, CO
University of Denver, Denver, CO


Children's Theater Director

Places Worked

Taught at schools in North Platte and Mitchell, NE


Dodd-Mead Boy's Life Prize for the book Pony Express Boy, written with Iris Gilmore, 1956


Chautauqua, a Saga of America. with Iris Gilmore, 1946. (screenplay)
Pony Express Boy. with Iris Gilmore, 1956.
Wings of Tomorrow: The Adventures of a Cadet at the Air Force Academy. with Iris Gilmore, 1958.
Wings for Peace: A Story of Cadet Frank Barton of the Air Force Academy. with iris Gilmore, 1959.
This is the Air Force Academy. with Iris Gilmore, 1961.
Let's Go to the Air Force Academy. with Iris Gilmore, 1962.
Six Great Horse Rides. with Iris Gilmore, 1967.
Emma Edmonds, Nurse and Spy. with Iris Gilmore, 1970.
Barney Ford, Black Baron. with Iris Gilmore, 1973.
Colorado Highways and Byways: A Comprehensive Guide to Picturesque Trails and Tours. 1975. (original edition in 4 volumes)

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