Clarence E. Mulford (1883- 1956) was the author of Hopalong Cassidy,
written in 1904. He wrote it in Fryeburg, Maine, United States, and the many
stories and twenty-eight novels were followed by radio, feature film,
television, and comic book versions. Clarence was born in Streator, Illinois.
He died of complications from surgery in Portland, Maine. He set aside much of
his money from his books for local charities.