July 13, 1898
Harold Morrow Sherman was born in Traverse City, Michigan. Sherman was a popular author and lecturer in the fields of self-help and extrasensory perception (ESP). Arkansas was his adopted home, where he lived for forty years and promoted community development in Stone County. Sherman (accompanied by his wife, Martha) spent the 1950s and 1960s in Hollywood, writing for television and lecturing on the topics of his books, TNT—The Power Within You (1954) and How to Make ESP Work For You (1964). He also tried unsuccessfully to sell and produce several projects, including The Amazing Adventures of My Dog Sheppy, a TV pilot produced with money raised from Arkansas citizens and scripted by Sherman, with music by Jimmy Driftwood.