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Hillsboro in Highland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Milton Caniff

“The Rembrandt of Comics”

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
1. Milton Caniff Marker
Inscription.   Creator of some of America's favorite cartoon characters, Milton Caniff was born in Hillsboro in 1907 and graduated from Ohio State University in 1930. He created his first comic strip in 1932 for the Associated Press Syndicate, and in 1934 introduced "Terry and the Pirates," an innovative serial adventure featuring believable characters drawn with unprecedented realism. Enormously popular through the World War II years for both "Terry" and the comic strip "Male Call," which he created for the U.S. military's Camp Newspaper Service, Caniff subsequently introduced "Steve Canyon" in 1947. "Steve Canyon" ran for forty-one years until Caniff's death in 1988. Credited with influencing generations of successful cartoonists, Caniff brought adventure, suspense, and sensuality to what had been largely a medium for humor and melodrama. (Ohio Bi-Centennial logo)
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-36.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music
Milton Caniff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
2. Milton Caniff Marker
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Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 39° 12.217′ N, 83° 37.266′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Ohio, in Highland County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main (U.S. 50) and Willettsville Pike (Ohio Route 124), on the right when traveling west on West Main. Marker is at the west end of the parking lot at the Highland County District Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Willettsville Pike, Hillsboro OH 45133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Highland County Unknown Dead Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Highland County Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Lincoln School (approx. 0.8 miles away); New Market /Oliver Harris (approx. 5.2 miles away); Gist Settlement (approx. 7.7 miles away); Highland World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away); Kenton and Tecumseh Directional Marker (approx. 9.8 miles away); The Serpent Mound (approx. 16.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Milton Caniff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
3. Milton Caniff Marker
marker as seen from Willettsville Pike
Milton Caniff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
4. Milton Caniff Marker
library sign at the corner of West Main and Willettsville Pike
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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