Middle grader’s drawing of “Where the Red Fern Grows” © Author Adventures

Wilson Rawls
Lived in Idaho Falls
While writing the prose
“Where the Red Fern Grows.”

For eighteen years,
He called Idaho Falls home
Now find the book in libraries
Wherever you roam.

Read about Wilson Rawls and his writings here: bookrags.com and check out the Wilson Rawls memorial sculpture at the Idaho Falls Public Library.

Where the Red Fern Grows, Rawls’s best-known book, is often required reading in schools for middle grade students. You can learn more about the 1961 book here: commonsensemedia.org.

Idaho Falls has a population of approximately 61,000. To see other literary landmarks in Idaho, click here: Idaho Literary Landmarks on Author Adventures.

This is the last stop on our Idaho Trail!

Patricia Smart