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The original Portland railroad station, mentioned in many Kelland books and magazine stories. His last glimpse of  "the Golden Age", as he left Portland at the age of ten, to move to Detroit, "so he could have advantages".
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Jim Thomas said:   October 21, 2010 5:41 am PST
Hello! I have a 1915 edition of "Into His Own The Story of An Airdale" and was wondering about value. Can't seem to find one on Amazon (It is in very good condition) Thank you for any help & information.

Howie Shively said:   October 1, 2010 2:43 am PST
I'm a fond reader of the "Mark Tidd" and "Catty Atkins" series. We're planning a trip to Portland this week and will visit some of the Kelland sites. I hope the museum becomes a reality.

Terry Pizzala said:   August 9, 2010 4:16 am PST
I remember reading CBK stories in the Saturday Evening Post, which was available here in Britain in the 1950s, with great pleasure and was sorry when the magazine was no longer available. I regret so much that his books appear to be unavailable here in Britain.

Terry Pizzala said:   August 9, 2010 4:16 am PST
I remember reading CBK stories in the Saturday Evening Post, which was available here in Britain in the 1950s, with great pleasure and was sorry when the magazine was no longer available. I regret so much that his books appear to be unavailable here in Britain.

Debra Shedrick said:   May 18, 2010 5:45 pm PST
Can you help me find information on Horace K Kelland, who I believe was Clarence Kelland's son. He appears frequently in the NY Times as a holder of the copywrite on Kelland's work, b 1913 in Michigan, but I can find no add'l information on him.

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"I'm a fond reader of the "Mark Tidd" and "Catty Atkins" series. We're planning a trip to Portland this week and will visit some of the Kelland sites. I hope the museum becomes a reality." Howie S. 10/10/2010

"CBK is on my favorites list because it was reading him as a kid that turned me in to a Reader (capital R)." Darrol, 12/1/08.

"It's true that Clarence Kelland is sadly overlooked as a writer; I am very fond of the Mark Tidd books as my father read them as a boy. "  Mike D. 2/17/09.

"Hi Michael.  I have read all of the Mark Tidd books (once as a kid and again in my second childhood) and I believe all the Scattergood books (I have three).  I have always enjoyed them.  " Asa K. 11/27/06.

"I was reading a book tonight--Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain--that mentioned Clarence Budington Kelland's character Scattergood Baines. The Swain book, written in 1965, is a how-to on storytelling and writing popular fiction. Swain brings up Scattergood Baines to show that the main character in a novel need not be physcially attractive, though he doesn't say why Baines is not. ...So half an hour later I'm reading the first chapter of Scattergood Baines on the internet, courtesy of the Guttenberg Project. I like it! I'll probably finish it. So I start Googling CBK and end up with mention of your store.
Just another trip down the internet rabbithole, but a pleasant one. I won't waste your time further. Just wanted to tell my fascinating-to-me story and say hi. 
I live in Southern California. However, if I ever come anywhere near Portland, I will definitely be stopping in for some Kelland memorabilia." Bill M. 5/28/07,

"Kelland was a good writer.   Thinking about him makes me reflect on how transitory fame is.  I mean, the guy was one of the best-known writers in the country and today very few people have even heard of him, much less read him.  "  Chuck A. 7/1/07.

"I just found the Web site - how I managed not to know about CBK is beyond me, especially as I'm a huge fan of Frank Capra!"  Matt K. 1/21/08.

"Hi, I'm interested in Mark Tidd books and copies of the Mark Tidd's that were not published in book form (i.e. those published in American Boy magazine only)." Stephen R. 1/28/08.


"Thank you very much for stopping in. I really appreciate you clueing me in to such an overlooked major figure in our area." David V. 4/17/08.

 

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