Larry Weirather

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Larry Weirather
Larry Weirather on logging truck


Larry Weirather spent the first years of his life in Blackhawk, Illinois, a village for workers at the Savanna Ordnance Depot  during World War II.   There he was babysat by a Collie dog.   Woof!  (That explains a lot.)  Blackhawk no longer exists, so he can't go home again.  He grew up in Savanna, located in northern Illinois along the scenic, wooded palisades of the Mississippi River, where his father was a logger.  The author went on to receive degrees in English and Comparative Literature from Iowa Wesleyan College and Denver University.  He taught for nearly twenty years at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, and at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, where he is now Professor Emeritus of English.

Besides his writing interests, he is a flyfisherman, Japanese maple grower, philatelist, and collector of electric insulators and Pan American Airways materials.  His photos have appeared in The Flyfisherman and The Earth Science Picture of the Day.

Check out The One Minute Critic interview with him at

He is a member of the W. B. Yeats Society of New York, Phi Delta Theta, Military Postal History Society, American Air Mail Society, Metropolitan Air Post Society.