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Edwin Legrand Sabin (December 23, 1870 - November 24, 1952) was an American author, primarily of boys' adventure stories, mostly set in the American West. Sabin graduated from Clinton High School in 1888. He attended the University of Iowa until his senior year in 1892, when he left to begin his career as a newspaper reporter. He returned to graduate with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1900. At the University of Iowa, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi and the school's first rugby team. From 1913 to 1931 he published dozens of critically acclaimed adventure books about the American West and though aimed at an audience of boys, Sabin conducted copious research, even visiting institutions like the Bancroft Library and state historical societies and conducting interviews with people who had interacted with historical figures like Calamity Jane and George Armstrong Custer.