The Zane Grey Museum is on Scenic Drive in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania. The famed Western novelist had practiced dentistry in New York for several years when he decided to forego his career and begin writing full time. In 1905 he began building a family home here, at the confluence of the Delaware River and the Lackawaxen River. In 1912 he wrote Riders Of The Purple Sage in a bungalow on the property, which no longer stands. After his career took off he became a traveller and fisherman, eventually settling for a period in California. He kept this home his entire life and visited on trips back east. He died in 1939 and in 1945 Grey's widow sold the house to a friend who operated it as an inn. In 1973 the house was turned into a museum, and was turned over to the National Parks Service in 1989.