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Sunbury Square - Walk around Sunbury Square - Sunbury Ohio

Walk Around the Sunbury Squarewith Polly Horn, Curator of the Myers Inn Museum Big Walnut Area Historical Society is showing “Walk Around the Square” for the new program beginning this month.  Polly Horn will conduct the virtual tour which she does for Big Walnut 3rd graders. Click on the link on our website at http://BigWalnutHistory.org.  […]

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Samuel Clemens - Mark Twain

When Delaware County Welcomed: Mark Twain By: 1808Delaware – Dec 16, 2020 – Updated The date was February 10, 1885. That afternoon, three visitors to Delaware exited the train and secured transportation downtown. Making their way to the new City Hall and Opera House, they made their way to the second floor. One of the men […]

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O'Shaughnessy Dam - Delaware County Ohio

Columbus to make electricity again with O’Shaughnessy Dam hydro plant refurbishment Bill Bush  wbush@gannett.com The last flickers of the city of Columbus’ electric-generation program ceased a few years ago when an aging hydropower unit near the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium had finally deteriorated to the point of being shut down. With it’s shuttering, the remnants of the […]

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Depp Cemetery - Aurelius Depp

DEPP CEMETERY HAS ALMOST DISAPPEARED by Carol Kender | January 2021 Many Shawnee Hills Residents are aware of the Lucy Depp community on Harriott Road just north of our village. But a lot do not know the history. Two historical Markers at the barn tell most of the story. But they leave out the fact […]

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Compromise of 1877 Program - - Rutherford B. Hayes - Delawaware County Historical Society

The Delaware County Historical Society presents Perspectives on Rutherford B. Hayes and the Compromise of 1877 About The Program A panel discussion featuring conversations about Rutherford B. Hayes and the Compromise of 1877. About The Panel: Moderated by Bill Rietz, former social studies teacher and chairman of the Rutherford B. Hayes Heritage Fund Committee Stan […]

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Jack Hanna - Columbus Zoo logo - Powell - Delaware County Ohio

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to Continue Jungle Jack Hanna’s Legacy of Connecting People and Wildlife As He Approaches Retirement After 42 Years Powell, OH – How do you begin to celebrate and say thank you for a life-changing 42-year career? Jungle Jack Hanna has used his down-to-earth humor, keen interest in education, and genuine enthusiasm and […]

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Old Delaware County Bank drive-up branch W William St Delaware

First Citizens National Bank is planning to open a new branch in Delaware, its first in the city, the bank announced Sunday in a press release. On Wednesday, representatives of the bank met with the City of Delaware Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) to discuss the bank’s site plans. Mark Johnson, president and CEO of First […]

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History of Thangiving Proclamation

 NOVEMBER 27, 2020 By David Hejmanowski – Case Study “May we ask guidance in more surely learning the ancient truth that greed and selfishness and striving for undue riches can never bring lasting happiness or good to the individual or to his neighbors.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933 “Searching our hearts, we should ask what we […]

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1808Delaware - news website

Landmarks Of Delaware County: The Hotel Blee 30 NOV, 2020 By: 1808Delaware The Hotel Blee may have had a troubled beginning, but it continues to provide residential space 130 years later — albeit of a more long-term variety. The sturdy brick structure at 42-46 East Winter Street was built as a hotel to replace a frame structure on the […]

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Delaware Gazette - Delaware Ohio

Those who drive on Horseshoe Road in Delaware County may have wondered why there is a Marlborough Cemetery in what is Troy Township. As many who live in the county know, there is a Marlboro Township north of Troy Township that borders Morrow County. Originally it was called Marlborough Township. Wikipedia said this is because […]

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