The following information was submitted in October of 2006 by Bob Drake:
Holling Clancy Holling was born in Holling Corners, Jackson County,
Michigan in 1900. His childhood interest in nature developed into his career as
an author and illustrator of children's books. His extensive knowledge of
geography, science, history and social science are evident in his books, a
number of which were award winners. He died in 1973.
Something About the Author, vol. 26, p. 121.
In the 1930's, my grandfather retained Holling and his wife Lucille to plan
and decorate his new restaurant, The Ranch, in Chicago. The Hollings painted
numerous murals to adorn the walls, most of which are preserved.