June 19, 1892
Raymond DaBoll was born in Clyde, New York. DaBoll, one of the most talented calligraphers in America, moved to Newark (Independence County) in 1952, where he continued producing his masterpieces of calligraphy. It was written of him that “his calligraphy catches the spirit of each text that he writes, modifying his classic hand to modern use with grace and humor.” DaBoll was equally fluent in poetry and incorporated many original verses in his works. His creativity is reflected in his self-designated title “Ozarkalligrapher,” so proclaimed upon his move to Arkansas. Because of DaBoll’s traveling around the country promoting his adopted home state of Arkansas, Governor Sid McMath honored DaBoll with an “Arkansas Traveler” designation in late 1951.