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Caledonia in Marion County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Boyhood Home of Warren G. Harding

(1872 - 1881)

 

—29th president of the United States —

 
Boyhood Home of Warren G. Harding Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., April 19, 2008
1. Boyhood Home of Warren G. Harding Marker
Inscription. In a Caledonia printing shop owned by his father, Dr. George T. Harding, Warren learned the fundamentals of the printing trade which inspired his interest in a journalism career.
 
Erected 1965 by The Harding Memorial Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-51.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 38.133′ N, 82° 58.137′ W. Marker is in Caledonia, Ohio, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and South Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Caledonia OH 43314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Owl Creek Trail (approx. half a mile away); Claridon Prairie (approx. 3.4 miles away); Camp Marion, World War II Prisoners of War (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Marion Engineer Depot (approx. 4.6 miles away); Scioto Ordnance Plant Site (approx. 5.5 miles away); World War II Displacement
Warren G. Harding Boyhood Home and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., April 19, 2008
2. Warren G. Harding Boyhood Home and Marker
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Ohio Central College (approx. 7 miles away); Cummins Home (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Caledonia.
 
Also see . . .  Warren G. Harding Links. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
 
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Warren G. Harding Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
3. Warren G. Harding
This 1923 portrait of Warren G. Harding by Margaret Lindsay Williams hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“The first two decades of the twentieth century had been marked by American involvement in a world war and a host of progressive reforms in the country's economic and social institutions. By 1920, voters wanted a rest from all this change and ferment and were ready for a brand of White House leadership that did not threaten the status quo. In Warren G. Harding, that year's Republican presidential candidate, they found what they wanted. A convivial onetime newspaper editor, Harding made ‘normalcy’ the keynote of his campaign. Although the meaning of the newly coined term was uncertain, it at least promised no unsettling changes.

Harding's administration was marked by scandals. A trusting individual, he appointed cronies to his administration who proved all too ready to use their offices for private gain. Harding, however, escaped having to face the corrupt behavior of his appointees. Just as stories of their wrongdoing were coming to light, he collapsed and died.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 5,101 times since then and 156 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.   3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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