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

Helen Steiner Rice

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
1. Helen Steiner Rice Marker
Inscription. Helen Steiner Rice was born on May 19, 1900, in Lorain, the daughter of Anna and John Steiner. Demonstrating an early propensity for writing, Helen planned for college, but her father's death during the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic kept her working at the Lorain Electric Light and Power Company. In 1929 she married Franklin Rice, a Dayton bank vice president. Following the 1929 stock market crash, she worked for the Gibson Greeting Cards Company in Cincinnati and became editor of verse lines. Known for her words of inspiration, Helen's gift for writing continues to reach millions in her poetry found in modern-day greeting cards and dozens of books. One of America's most prolific poets, she was also an early advocate of women in the workplace. She was elected to the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 1992. Helen died April 23, 1981, and was buried next to her parents at the Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission and Longaberger Company-Friends of Helen Steiner Rice and Dutch Inn-The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-47.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 27.667′ N, 82° 
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By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
2. Helen Steiner Rice Marker
11.9′ W. Marker is in Lorain, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker is on West Erie Avenue (U.S. 6) east of North Leavitt Road (Ohio Route 58), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located in "Lakeview Park" - extended on North side of West Erie Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Lorain OH 44052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lorain Tornado, 1924 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Trading Post (approx. 1.3 miles away); Founding of Lorain, Ohio (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shipbuilding (approx. 1.5 miles away); Sandstone Center of the World (approx. 4.6 miles away); Burrell Homestead (approx. 4.9 miles away); Jay Terrell and his "Terrible Fish" (approx. 6.2 miles away); 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorain.
 
Also see . . .  Biography & Photos - - Helen Steiner Rice. (Submitted on August 11, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Helen Steiner Rice Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
3. Helen Steiner Rice Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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