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Sally Carrigher, Writer On Wildlife, Oct 16, 1985

 
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SALLY CARRIGHAR, 87, WRITER ON WILDLIFE
San Jose Mercury News (CA) - October 13, 1985

Sally Carrighar, a wildlife author who had two of her books made into television shows by Walt Disney, died Wednesday in Monterey after a lengthy illness. She was 87.

Among her books were "One Day on Beetle Rock," written in 1944, and "One Day at Teton Marsh," in 1947, both of which were later made into hourlong television programs by the Walt Disney Studios.

Born Feb. 10, 1898, in Cleveland, she began writing about wildlife after hearing a singing mouse.

''I was writing radio shows for a San Francisco advertising agency," she told a reporter for the New York Times. "I hated it. . . . Then one night -- this sounds fantastic, I know -- a mouse got into my radio set. It was a singing mouse, and I didn't know there were such things. It sounded a little like a canary, and was building a nest there. After hearing it, I decided right away I'd write about animals."

She quit her job and devoted herself to writing.

Carrighar had a troubled childhood with an emotionally ill mother, a period she later described in a revealing autobiography, "Home to the Wilderness."

She attended Wellesley College for two years. She spent the following year as a fishing guide in the Ozarks, then went to Hollywood to work as a production secretary.

After three years in Hollywood, she went to San Francisco to write radio dramas and spent three years in biological study at the University of California and the California Academy of Sciences.

In 1974, she moved to Carmel to be near her brother, Jack Wagner.

Edition: Morning Final
Page: 11B
Copyright (c) 1985 San Jose Mercury News
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