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The Big House At Malabar Farm, 74 Years Ago This Week

24 May , 2019  

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Did you know Hollywood stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married at the Big House at Malabar Farm 74 years ago today? Malabar Farm was the dream of Louis Bromfield, an American Pulitzer Prize-winning author, farmer and conservationist, who built this historic farm and aptly named his home the “Big House” because of its 32 rooms. During his life, Malabar Farm served as a getaway destination for many Hollywood stars of the 40s and 50s, including Bogart and Bacall. Ohio accepted the deed to Malabar Farm in August 1972 to preserve the beauty and ecological value of the farm, and the property became a state park in 1976. Malabar Farm State Park is dedicated to perpetuating Bromfield’s farming philosophies, preserving the Big House and the artifacts within, as well as providing a place for visitors to explore farm life and the beauty of nature. It is the only state park in Ohio that is a working farm. Photo from Associated Press [public domain]. Call the park office to ask about guided tours of the Big House! @ohiodnr #OhioStateParks #Malabar #MalabarFarm #MalabarFarmStatePark #OptOutside #HikeOhio #ExploreOhio #OhioFindItHere

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