Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nancy Drew's 85th Spotlight #14

Nancy Drew, Stratemeyer Syndicate, and series book enthusiasts and scholars attending the 2005 Nancy Drew 75th anniversary and 110th Syndicate anniversary Conference in NYC took a side tour to New Jersey to visit historical Stratemeyer Syndicate sites.

Included in the tour was a visit to the grave of the man who was behind it all - Edward Stratemeyer. His monument is quite a monument and features book spines in the design. It's quite fitting and the headstone reads, "With tender devotion we turn the last page...the final chapter closes leaving in young hearts the memory of fine ideals."

Edward was the genius behind many of your favorite series like Tom Swift, The Bobbsey Twins, The Rover Boys, The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. Though he passed away just about 2 weeks after the Nancy Drew series debuted in 1930, his daughters Harriet and Edna continued his legacy and the Stratemeyer Syndicate remained in business for another 54 years.

Members attending our Nancy Drew Mini Con #3 this June will get to visit this monument and pay our respects while we go on a literary tour of Syndicate related locations.

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