“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Drabik, July 13, 2007
1. Erma Bombeck Marker
Inscription. Erma Fiste was born in Dayton on February 21, 1927. While attending Patterson Cooperative High School, she worked as a copygirl for the Dayton Herald. After graduating from the University of Dayton in 1949, she married Bill Bombeck. She returned to the Dayton Journal-Herald as a reporter. Four years later she left the paper to raise three children, Betsy, Andy and Matt. She continued to write part-time from home. In 1965, Glenn Thompson of the Dayton Journal-Herald spotted her column in the Kettering-Oakwood Times and offered her a twice-a-week column. After three weeks he brought it to the attention of Newsday Syndicate. “At Wit’s End” grew to become nationally syndicated in over 900 newspapers. Erma wrote twelve books; nine made The New York Times Best Sellers List. In 1975 She joined the original cast of “Good Morning America” on ABC-TV and appeared regularly for eleven years.
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-57.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 44.389′ N, 84° 10.663′ 
Detail From Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Detail From Marker
W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from East Edward Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on campus at the University of Dayton near St. Mary’s Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton OH 45469, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary’s Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Patterson Homestead 1804 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Patterson Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 93rd Regiment (approx. half a mile away); Miami Valley Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away); Viet Nam Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Col. Robert Patterson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stewart Street Concrete Arch Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Regarding Erma Bombeck. Erma Bombeck died in 1996 in San Francisco.
Also see . . .  Erma’s Life. Excerpts from the book, Erma Bombeck: Writer and Humorist by Lynn Hutner Colwell on the website. (Submitted on July 13, 2007.) 
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