May 7, 2009
Author Tom Morgan was also a well-known newsstand and bookstore owner in Rogers (Benton County) from the late 1800s to 1918, when he sold the Post Office Bookstore so he could concentrate on his writing. As a nationally known writer on Ozark life, he published many stories 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.