|Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz|
|May 14, 2015 M. Timothy Nolting|
-L. Frank Baum 1911
Lyman Frank Baum, born May 15, 1856 was the seventh of nine children born to Benjamin Ward and Cynthia Ann Baum. Frank, as he preferred to be known, was one of the five children who survived to adulthood. Benjamin Baum became quite wealthy during the Pennsylvania oil boom through the manufacture of barrels used in the storage and shipping of the refined product. Consequently, Frank was raised under the privilege of wealth on his parentís substant...
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