Interesting Information About Clyde


Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) grew up in Clyde and made it the scene of Winesburg Ohio,
his book which marked the beginning of a new realism in American writing and shocked many people. It is now a classic in American literature.

In addition to General McPherson, another Civil War hero from Clyde was Captain Charles H. McCleary (1842-1906) whose acts of bravery earned him a medal of honor and a personal audience with President Linclon.
Rodger W. Young (1918-1943) won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in World War II.

Early Clyde industries included The Hughes Granite & Marble Co., Clyde Cutlery, and Clyde's Silver Fleece Kraut Company.


Largest Single Fire Loss

The largest single fire loss was that of the village's biggest industry, Clyde Porcelain Steel Corporation
which burned in 1945. Employees went in the next morning with rakes and shovels to clear away the debris for rebuilding. The company was back in business in short order. Whirlpool Corporation bought Clyde Porcelain Steel in 1952.



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