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{Ohio} Akron, Where Clark Gable Caught the Acting Bug

In 1918, Clark Gable grew bored with farm life in rural Palmyra and was intrigued by the rubber tire boom happening in nearby Akron. Against his father’s wishes, he dropped...

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{Ohio} Palmyra, Where Clark Gable Lived

In 1917, Clark’s father Bill Gable packed up his family and moved from the little town of Hopedale north 50 miles to the rural outskirts of Ravenna, Palmyrna Township. The...

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{Ohio} Hopedale, Where Clark Gable Grew Up

After Clark’s mother Adeline died in her hometown of Meadville, Pennsylvania, in November 1901, his father left him in the care of Addie’s sister, brother-in-law and parents, and went back...

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{Ohio} Dennison, Where Clark Gable was Baptized

A brief little post here on our trip to Dennison.  Dennison, Ohio is a little town of about 3,000 people about 23 miles from Cadiz. Our sole purpose for visiting...

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{Gone with the Wednesday} 75th Anniversary Event in Cadiz, Ohio

The reason for me traveling to Ohio was twofold: One, to follow in Clark’s footsteps around the state and visit where he was born and where he lived before departing...

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{Ohio} Cadiz, Where Clark Gable was Born

Let’s begin our walk in Clark Gable’s footsteps through Ohio at the beginning, shall we? Cadiz, Ohio is a small town,  with no mega-malls, no Starbucks, not even a supermarket–just...