Charles Pierce Burton
Pen Name: None
Born: 1862 in Anderson, Indiana
Died: 1947 in Aurora, Illinois
Burton moved to Aurora to live with his father when he was 12 years old. He wrote a column for the Aurora newspaper.
Biographical and Professional Information
Burton moved to Aurora, Illinois to live with his Father when he was 12. He later worked for his father's newspaper business first as a printer and then as a reporter. He also wrote essays and articles on serious business topics which were published in prestigious magazines like Harper’s.
His Bob's Hill books for boys were very popular. There were 12 in all. For a while, he moved to northwest Indiana, where he worked for newspapers in Valparaiso and Gary, Indiana. He was the editor of Earth Mover magazine for 20 years. Later, he developed an interest in many technical fields, and some of his later books are about mining and construction. He wrote a newspaper column for the Aurora newspaper and was in constant demand as a speaker.
Charles Pierce Burton died in 1947 of heart disease at age 85. He is buried in Aurora, Illinois where he had lived most of his life.
The Bashful Man, The Blue Sky Press, 1902
The Boys of Bob's Hill, Henry Holt, 1905
Bob's Cave Boys, Henry Holt, 1909
The Bob's Hill Braves, Henry Holt, 1910
The Boys Scouts of Bob's Hill, Henry Holt, 1912
Camp Bob's Hill, Henry Holt, 1915
Raven Patrol of Bob's Hill, Henry Holt, 1916
Bob's Hill Trails, Henry Holt, 1922
Treasure Hunters of Bob's Hill, Henry Holt, 1926
Bob's Hill Meets the Andes, Henry Holt, 1928
Bob's Hill Boys in the Everglades, Henry Holt, 1932
Bob's Hill on the Air, Henry Holt, 1934
Moving The Earth, Henry Holt, 1936
Bob's Hill Boys in Virginia, Henry Holt, 1939
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
The bashful man, and others
Release Date: 2012-08-31
The Boy Scouts of Bob's Hill
Raven Patrol of Bob's Hill
Release Date: 1936
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