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Sugarcreek in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Giant Cuckoo Clock

 
 
Giant Cuckoo Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 21, 2019
1. Giant Cuckoo Clock Marker
Inscription.  The Alpine Alpa restaurant in Wilmot, Ohio commissioned clockmaker Karl Schleutermann to build the world's largest cuckoo clock in 1963. Twelve years and $50,000 later, the enormous outdoor clock was finished. It was featured on the cover of the "Guinness Book of World Records" in 1978. After exposure to Ohio's weather for 30 years, Hampton Hotel's "Save-A-Landmark" program helped to restore the cuckoo clock to operating condition in 2007. The restaurant closed two years later, and the owner of the local store Walnut Creek Cheese purchased the clock and donated it to the Village of Sugarcreek. The clock was moved to its new home in May 2012. Village leaders and community members returned the clock to working condition and placed it on display for all to enjoy.
 
Erected 2015 by Village of Sugarcreek, The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 24-79.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location.
Giant Cuckoo Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 21, 2019
2. Giant Cuckoo Clock Marker
40° 30.182′ N, 81° 38.447′ W. Marker is in Sugarcreek, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Broadway Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sugarcreek OH 44681, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flame of Freedom (approx. 0.9 miles away); History of Shanesville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jonas Stutzman (approx. 4.7 miles away); Baltic (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bouquet’s Trail, 1764 / Port Washington Road (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Bouquet Expedition - Camp 14 / Henry Bouquet 1719-1765 (approx. 5 miles away); Dover Public Library (approx. 8½ miles away); The Cascade and Hardesty Mills / The Ohio-Erie Canal and Industry in Dover (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sugarcreek.
 
Also see . . .  World's Largest Cuckoo Clock. RoadsideAmerica.com (Submitted on September 22, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Giant Cuckoo Clock image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 21, 2019
3. Giant Cuckoo Clock
Giant Cuckoo Clock image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 25, 2020
4. Giant Cuckoo Clock
View of the Giant Cuckoo Clock, with the clock's action figures functioning.
Giant Cuckoo Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 25, 2020
5. Giant Cuckoo Clock Marker
Distant view of the marker, situated on the front grounds of the Giant Cuckoo Clock, looking south along Broadway Street.
70's era postcard view of the Giant Cuckoo Clock in Wilmot (i.e., prior to relocation) image. Click for full size.
circa 1975
6. 70's era postcard view of the Giant Cuckoo Clock in Wilmot (i.e., prior to relocation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2020, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on August 7, 2020.
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