Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)
Edgar Rice Burroughs is best known for his adventure stories featuring the legendary characters Tarzan and John Carter. After spending years in dead-end jobs, he decided to try writing pulp fiction, figuring that he could write better stories than those he was reading. Many of his Tarzan stories were written while he lived in Oak Park.
Learn more about Edgar Rice Burroughs at www.tarzan.com.