December 27, 2011
Author Tom Perkins Morgan was also a well-known newsstand and bookstore owner in Rogers (Benton County) from the late 1800s to 1918. In that year, he sold the Post Office Bookstore to concentrate on his writing. As a nationally known author, he published many stories about Ozark life in magazines such as Life and the Saturday Evening Post. Never marrying, Morgan spent much of his time alone writing, sometimes well into the night. Five years before his death in 1928, he suffered a stroke from which he never fully recovered.