March 20, 2017

Happy 140th Birthday, Dick Wick Hall

Today marks the 140th birthday of Dick Wick Hall, founder of Salome AZ.  He was born March 20, 1877 in Creston, Iowa.

Hall was an American humorist. As co-founder and initial resident of Salome, Arizona he began publishing The Salome Sun, a newsletter containing tall tales and humorous prose. Hall created a variety of characters for his newsletter, the most famous being a seven-year-old frog that had never learned to swim. Excerpts from the Sun became a regular feature of The Saturday Evening Post, appearing in the magazine from 1920 until Hall's death in 1926.      Additional information