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Biographical Note: Homer Croy (1883-1965) was a University of Missouri student from 1903-1907 who was a well-known newspaperman, humorist (see copies of the Missouri Oven), and novelist. He was a member of the first graduating class of the world's first school of journalism. Never graduating, he went straight into a career in journalism, writing for newspapers in Kansas City, St. Louis, and New York City. His career as a novelist included books about the history of the frontier, a biography of Will Rogers, an autobiography, and a bestseller which later became a movie entitled West of the Water Tower (1923).
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Item 1 - Oil portrait of Homer Croy by Eleanor Starnes
Item 2 - Blue ribbon awarded to the portrait from the Missouri State Fair, 1960
Item 3 - Newspaper clipping from the St. Joseph, Missouri, News-Press describing the exhibition of the Homer Croy portrait at a Hobby Show sponsored by the St. Joseph Hobby Club
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