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Mt. Gilead in Morrow County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dawn Powell

 
 
Dawn Powell Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
1. Dawn Powell Marker
Inscription. The author of fifteen novels, ten plays, and more than 100 stories, Dawn Powell was born in 1896 in Mount Gilead at 53 West North Street and grew up in Shelby. She graduated from Lake Erie College in Painesville and moved to New York in 1918. Although some of her early works, such as She Walks in Beauty (1928) and The Bride's House (1929), draw from her life in small-town Ohio, she is best known for her satiric portrayals of life in New York, including A Time to Be Born (1942) and The Wicked Pavilion (1954). Often compared to Dorothy Parker and associated with contemporaries John Dos Passos, Edmund Wilson, Ernest Hemingway, and Gore Vidal, Powell received the Marjorie Peabody Waite Award for lifelong achievement in literature in 1964. She died in New York in 1965.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Mount Gilead Public Library Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-59.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 32.928′ N, 82° 49.633′ W. Marker is in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, in Morrow County. Marker is at the intersection
Dawn Powell Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
2. Dawn Powell Marker
of High Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on High Street. Click for map. Marker is on the west side of the Mt. Gilead Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 East High Street, Mount Gilead OH 43338, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morrow County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); War Savings Quota (within shouting distance of this marker); D.A.R. Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Morrow County Veterans Memorial Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); War Savings Stamps and World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Gilead Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio Central College (approx. 8.4 miles away); Owl Creek Trail (approx. 9.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mt. Gilead.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
 
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