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

Dudley Nichols

 
 
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By Michael Baker, January 6, 2016
1. Dudley Nichols Marker
Inscription. Dudley Nichols was born in Wapakoneta in 1895, the son of Dr. Grant and Mary Mean Nichols. He spent his childhood in a home on this site and graduated from Blume High School before leaving Ohio. After working as a journalist in new York City, he relocated to Hollywood to become a screenwriter for such films as Stagecoach, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Bells of St. Marys. In 1936 Nichols won an Oscar in the category Best Adapted Screenplay. He refused recognition for his work on The Informer because of strained relations with the Hollywood establishment. Nichols was the first person to ever refuse the prestigious award saying "As one of the founders of the Screen Writers Guild, which was conceived in revolt against the Academy, and born of disappointment with the way it functioned against employed talent...I deeply regret that I am unable to accept the award." Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company Auglaize County Historical Society The Ohio Historical Society 2003 3-6
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company Auglaize County Historical Society The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-6.)
 
Location. 40° 34.168′ N, 84° 11.767′ W. Marker
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By Michael Baker, January 6, 2016
2. Dudley Nichols Marker
is in Wapakoneta, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is at the intersection of South Blackhoof Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on South Blackhoof Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wapakoneta OH 45895, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wapakoneta All Wars Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (about 600 feet away); The Shannon Stock Company (about 700 feet away); Wapakoneta Heritage Parkway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dayton and Michigan Railroad (approx. mile away); Wapakoneta (Wapaughkonnetta) (approx. 0.8 miles away); F5D Skylancer (approx. 1.3 miles away); Apollo Command Module and Gemini Spacecraft Mock-ups (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wapakoneta.
 
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By Michael Baker, January 6, 2016
3. Dudley Nichols Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 8, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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