Remarkable Ohio


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3-6 Dudley Nichols

Side A: 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 out of disappointment with the way it functioned against employed talent-I deeply regret I am unable to accept the award.”
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Auglaize County Historical Society, and the Ohio Historical Society
Address: Across from 103 S. Blackhoof Street, 
Location: SE Corner of S. Blackhoof Street and Main Street
Latitude: 40.5693970
Longitude: -84.1961330