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					                                                                                                       LCHS Quarterly – Vol 19, No. 1



                                                                                                                Winter, 2009
                                                                                                               Vol. 19, No. 1

                                                    By Donna Herring
From the editors: This article is the conclusion of the              pipeline location was our best publicity asset.
feature in our previous issue, Autumn 2008, Vol. 18, No.4.           On February 27th, 2007, we scheduled a Civil War Supper &
The house is an 1870s-vintage classic Victorian Italianate,          Auction for March 10th, and started to solicit donations. Just
built by a Civil War captain from a locally prominent family         before the supper, when we had only a few thousand dollars
active in the Underground Railroad, prior to and during the          in the bank, we received a phone call from a family that
Civil War. Located near the corner of Ohio Highways 161              wanted to give $10,000 anonymously to jumpstart the
and 37 just south of Alexandria, in Licking County, it was in        campaign; it was a cash donation, not a pledge. They had
the way of highway                                                                                    driven past and admired this
construction by ODOT and                                                                              house for generations, and
would be demolished if not                                                                            wanted to help us make the
moved to a new location.                                                                              try. Our announcement of
In order to save the house,                                                                           this gift galvanized
a group of interested                                                                                 volunteers and the public
citizens from Alexandria                                                                              and things started happening
formed a coalition. Their                                                                             very fast – mostly because
aims were to restore the                                                                              they had to. ODOT agreed
house for a community                                                                                 that if we signed the house
meeting house and as a                                                                                mover’s contract by March
museum. After verifying                                                                               16th with a move date no
the owner, finding a new                                                                              later than April 20th they
location, getting estimates                                                                           would consider the deadline
from house movers, etc.,                                                                              met.
they were faced with the
huge task of raising money                                                                                The Civil War Supper &
for the move.                                                                                             Auction raised $9,300 cash
                                                                                                          and when it was over and
                                                                                                          the pledges were added up,
We had less than a thousand dollars in the bank!                     we still needed $25,000 cash. Pledges and cash kept coming
Dingey Movers came out to make an estimate, determined               in as we pumped out news releases and called everyone we
that the only workable route was three-quarters of a mile            knew; our story was even picked up on the national wire
through the farm fields and gave an estimate of $45,000,             PreservationOnline. An AEP vice president apparently
which was less than we expected. Two other house movers              commuted past the house every day, and at this person’s
contacted declined to bid on such a large house. With an             initiation in the days after the supper, AEP Foundation offered
appropriate site finally available for the relocation and a dollar   $5,000 towards the move.
goal at which to throw darts, we could start to make a splash        Park National Bank has always been involved in Licking
in the news. We put up a 4x8 ft plywood sign on the verge of         County civic projects, and even without being asked they
State Route 161 that matched the “Save This House” banner            pledged $5,000 towards the move, when they saw we were
on the driveway chain, knowing that the house’s commuter-            getting so close to our goal. By March 16th we needed only
                                                                                                              ---continued on page two

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— Continued from page one                                            that one stone room in the basement was from an older
                                                                     foundation, beneath a much smaller house that must have
$3,000 more for the move, and the Alexandria Community               been moved to make way. Captain Scott built the present
Council trustees felt we                                                                             house after the Civil War in
could be assured of raising                                                                          any case, when he returned
that amount, so we signed                                                                            from the battlefields, so it
the Dingey Movers                                                                                    would not have been used
contract.                                                                                            for the Underground Railway
The next five weeks seem a                                                                           though the previous structure
blur now. Three weeks                                                                                could have been.
were spent negotiating with                                                                           We arranged for a Catholic
landowners, lawyers and                                                                               priest to come bless the
bureaucrats. The Columbus                                                                             house and send the spirits to
developer made us pay his                                                                             their long-awaited rest. He
$1,000 legal fees for the                                                                             asked for his service to be
letter agreement he signed                                                                            unannounced except to the
giving us permission to                                                                               former tenant who would
cross what remained of the                                                                            meet him there to help
Scott farm. We were                                                                                   entreat the spirits she had
contacted by the county                                                                               come to know so well in the
planning department to                                                                                years she lived there. On the
inform us we needed a                                                                                 morning the Father met the
permit to cross the floodplain. The township trustees sent           tenant, the architect unbeknownst to others, took the
their zoning inspector to tell us that if we didn’t apply for a      Brookside Materials owners over for a tour of the Captain
township zoning permit for the new house location they               Scott House. It happened that the Brookside people were
would take us to court. (They skipped over the part about            Catholic, and they – though surprised — joined in the service
“you do know you need a permit, don’t you?” and went right           as well, moving room to room with blessings and prayers, an
to the “we’ll take you to court,” because of a flippant remark       experience I am sure they would never have otherwise had.
our volunteer architect had made to one trustee.) We already
had a health department permit, which was needed for the             The house was separated from the basement, and was turned
township permit.                                                     to face east after having faced south for 137 years. We
                                                                                                           scrambled to get the last
The day Dingey Movers                                                                                      of the permissions and
showed up to start                                                                                         permits in hand by the
excavating, we discovered                                                                                  deadline. The official
someone had attempted to                                                                                   letter from ODOT
steal the fireplace surrounds.                                                                             transferring the house to
The mantles were lying                                                                                     the Village arrived, and
neatly on the floor next to                                                                                the Village transferred it
the fireplaces and some of                                                                                 immediately to the
the other attachments had                                                                                  Community Council;
been loosened and/or cut.                                                                                  though municipalities
Who scared the thieves away                                                                                have many hoops to
before they could finish their                                                                             jump through when
work? Emergency phone                                                                                      disposing of real estate,
calls went out to historic                                                                                 the house was then
resources, and LCHS’s Ryan                                                                                 personal property
Meldahl reported he was                                                                                    because it was no longer
familiar with the attachment                                                                               attached to the ground,
systems of fireplace                                                                                       and a simple resolution
surrounds and came to                                                                                      sufficed. On Friday,
spend an entire afternoon                                            April 20th, we could say the house would move on Sunday.
letting me help him take them apart and remove them to
storage.                                                             Sunday was clear and cold, and a crowd started to gather at
                                                                     dawn. Television news crews were there as well as utility
The Dingey excavations did not reveal any tunnel structures
under or running out from the basement, though it appeared                                                   ---continued on page three

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— Continued from page two                                          Materials folks about our lack of progress, which of course
                                                                   concerns them as well.
company crews, locals and people connected in some way to
the house. It was astonishing to see the house roll slowly on      You can help us bring this project to fruition in any of several
to the pavement, and turn north on State Route 37. After           ways. Volunteer for restoration, fundraising or other work by
about 1000 feet, Dingey started to turn the house west on to       calling me at 740-587-2569. Send a letter to the Brookside
the Scott farm field, and begin the slow journey across the        Materials group praising their community spirit and thanking
dry ground, leap-frogging steel plates along the path to spread    them for the opportunity to restore this house (Harmony
the weight of the wheels.                                          Realty, Attention Jerry Bennett, 6900 Grainger Road, Suite
                                                                   200, Independence OH 44131). Send a letter to the St Albans
Space is limited here, and suffice to say that Raccoon Creek
                                                                   Township Trustees expressing your support of the project (St
was crossed on a temporary structure of steel beams and
                                                                   Albans Township Trustees, c/o Charlie Reeves, 2800
plates and the house appeared on the hill by the old dairy
                                                                   Johnstown-Alex Rd, Alexandria OH 43001). Send a tax-
barns eight days after leaving its original site. It waited on
                                                                   deductible donation payable to the Alexandria Community
wheels while various work was completed at the basement
site, and Dingey Movers came to set it down December 17th.         Council (PO Box 234, Alexandria OH 43001) earmarked for
                                                                   the Captain Scott House project. If you would like to know
We learned then that the steel beams ordered by the architect
                                                                   what specific needs we have, please do not hesitate to call
did not fit. The next seven months were spent in limbo until
                                                                   me, and watch our website for meeting and other
we found an engineer to propose a new structural solution,
and we installed the steel at the end of July. We have been
moving steadily forward since then, recently waterproofing
and backfilling. We were hoping to be able to paint the            Donna Herring
exterior before snow flew, but our treasury is depleted and        PO Box 100, Alexandria. OH 43001
the township trustees have been complaining to the Brookside

                   Antique Treasure Hunt by Vince Becker, Jr., Trustee
The Licking County Historical Society held an “Antique             was Heisey glassware, Rookwood pottery, RTK pottery,
Treasure Hunt” on Saturday January 24, at the Buckingham           Weller pottery, a Yellow Ware bowl that was a promotional
Meeting House in Veterans Park. In exchange for a donation         item for a Minnesota general store, several watches and other
of $10.00, you could have two of your treasures evaluated.         jewelry.
Craig Connelly, a well-known local auctioneer, acted as the        Some other items were: a violin (copy of a Stradivarius) from
guest appraiser. The event was scheduled for three hours, but      1920/30’s, miniature doll house, cast-iron wringer washer,
with the turnout we had, it went four hours. There were            child’s working miniature sewing machine made in U.S. Zone
shredded-chicken sandwiches, snacks, and beverages                 of occupied Germany, WWI U.S. Navy “crossing the
available for purchase. These items seemed to have been            equator” diploma on the U.S.S. Denver in 1918 (this was a
appetizing to those in attendance and there were even some         custom years ago), a complete Klu Klux Klan sheet-hood-sash
carry-outs.                                                        and membership card for Licking County (1925-27) with
Craig provided commentary about each item he examined.             original carrying bag (was found in a family attic box), a nice
This made the event interesting as you watched and waited          rebound original 1875 Licking County atlas, WWII leather
for your turn, or remained as a spectator. You would not           insignia from an aviators jacket about 10-12 inches square
expect one individual to have knowledge on every item              with a U.S. flag, and Japanese writing with his name, rank,
perused. The few items Craig was unsure of, he noted, and          and serial number (this was worn in the event of capture),
promised research and to get back to the person. He also           coffee cup signed by Walt Disney, Gene Autry 1942
provided information where some possessions could be               songbook, German Wag clock brought by ancestors in early
further researched on the internet. Items presented ranged         1800’s ( a 1-day 30-hour clock), an 1881 family bible, Sioux
from being only valuable as a family heirloom, to in excess of     and Iroquois Indian bags and beads from 1880’s and 1920’s,
$3000.00. Some items with a family history story connected         tubular tin map case with handmade wood plug and maps
to them, had more value than normal such as a brass spittoon       from Civil War era, 1880’s folding pair of opera glasses, box
that once sat in Congress prior to the 1940’s. In this case, a     of dominos advertising war bonds and embossed with Coca-
relative was a Congressman.                                        Cola on backside, and many other interesting and valuable
Items that were brought to the event covered a wide range.         items that certainly stimulate one’s interest and curiosity.
There were several oil paintings, limited edition prints such as   This was a successful and interesting event and we will try to
Currier & Ives, Leslie Cope, Nelson Rhodes, and a framed 4         schedule another one later this year or in 2010.
ft. by 2 ft. oriental painting on silk of two fishermen. There

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 New and Renewing LCHS Members
The following members paid their dues since the summer issue of the Quarterly (November 8, 2008 through February 6,
2009) A complete membership list is in the spring Quarterly each year. Please notify the office (740- 345-4898) of any
errors.                                      We appreciate your support!
Mr JH Darby EW Acton                     Mrs Clara Herrman                        Mr Victor G Ritter
Mr & Mrs Lowell S Anstine                Mr & Mrs Tim Hickman                     Frank & Yolanda Rosato
Mr & Mrs Sterling Apthorp                Mr & Mrs Marion Hollingsworth Jr         Mr & Mrs James R Sachs
Mr & Mrs Jerry L Ashcraft                Mr William R Hughes                      Julie & Clair Schell
Mrs Vinetta A Battat                     Mr & Mrs Lewis C Hullinger               Ms Rosemary Selby
Mr & Mrs Vincent Becker Jr               Ms Shirley Johnson                       Mr David Shoemaker
Ms Christine Black                       Ms Margaret Jones                        Dr & Mrs Charles F Sinsabaugh
Mr & Mrs Richard & Sharon Boder          Mr & Mrs William Koman                   Mr Doug Smith
Ellen Claggett                           Mr & Mrs Franklin R Logan                Ms Alice Smith
Mr & Mrs James Cooper                    Ms Yvonne Lorenz                         Kathleen S & Noble B Snow
Mr &Mrs John Cooper                      Ms Doris E Lowney                        Dr Daniel R Stricker
Mr & Mrs Tyler J Crall                   Mr Donald K Luby                         Mrs Betty Thompson
Mr & Mrs Jack E Crockford                Mr James P Lukens                        Mrs Gloria J Thompson
Mr & Mrs Dan DeLawder                    Mrs Jack T Lytle                         Mr & Mrs Richard Thornton
Mr & Mrs Stephen D Dimon Sr              Mrs Jean Maddocks                        Mrs Howard A Tibbs
Mr Wm L Dougherty                        Dick & Virginia Marsh                    Mr & Mrs John R Torrens
Ms Jeannette K Drake                     Mr & Mrs Biff Matthews                   Mr David Vermilion
Mr & Mrs Tom Ellinger                    Ms Jean McDonald                         Dr John H & Sarah Wallace
Mr Robert Evans                          Mrs Phyllis Miller                       Mr Richard Warner
Mr & Mrs Craig & Caroline Figi           Mr & Mrs John H Minsker Jr               Jane & Jeff Welsch
Ms Wanda Gainer                          Ms Rosanna Moore                         Ms Parmelee Wheeler
Diane Ganz                               Mr Herbert A Odle                        Mr Charles Wilson
Ms Rebecca Gernhart                      Ms Barbara Perzel                        Mrs Wilma Windle
Mr Marc D Guthrie                        Ms Mary A Ponser                         Ms Joan G Wine
Mr Delbert Gutridge                      Mrs William Pratt                        Mr & Mrs John Wittman
Miss Ann Hansen                          Mrs Barbara Ransopher                    Dr Melinda Woofter & Mr Jeff Danby
Ms Kathleen F Harty                      Rev & Mrs William Rauch                  Mr & Mrs Jesse Woolard
Mrs Dorothy J Harvey                     Mrs Joan Reinhard

                             2008 Annual Appeal Contributions
HISTORIAN .....$1,000—$5,000             Mrs Ben Windle                           MsYvonne Lorenz
Mrs Mildred Johnson                                                               Ms Doris Lowney
                                         ARCHIVIST …..$1—$99                      Mrs Richard W Mann
PRESERVATIONIST …..$500—$999             Ms Jane Alexander                        Mr & Mrs Robert F Rose
Mr & Mrs Dan & Diane DeLawder            Mrs Victoria Baker                       Joan Reinhard
Dr Henry Hook                            Mrs Christine Black                      Mr & Mrs James Rengert
                                         Mr & Mrs Jerry Bowden                    Barbara Ryan
CONSERVATOR …..$100—$499                 Mr Lawrence A Brough                     Mr & Mrs Jerry & Mary Lou Satterfield
Lowell & Barbara Anstine                 Mr & Mrs Earl Browning                   David Shoemaker
Ann Albyn                                Mr Steve Carlson                         Ms Alice J Smith
Mr and Mrs Vincent Becker, Jr            Mr & Mrs John Cooper                     Mrs Marjorie J Smith
Laurence & Elizabeth Bicking             Steve & Linda Dimon                      Dr Daniel R Stricker
Ellen Claggett                           Jeannette K Drake in memory of           Mr Robert Tharp
Mr Leonard Feightner                              Lawrence Krieg                  Mrs Gloria J Thompson
Mr & Mrs James Hostetter                 Kathryn D Dunlap                         Mrs Howard A Tibbs
Miss Clarissa Ann Howard                 Ms Rebecca Gernhart
Mr Donald K Luby                         Mrs Dorothy J Harvey                     BUSINESSES
Mr Robert Meldahl                        Ms Gloria Hoover                         Barcus Lawn Care
Mr Ryan Meldahl in memory of             Mr & Mrs Rodney Howarth in memory of     Claggett & Sons
         Dick Sundin                              Alice Jean Billy                First Federal Savings
William T McConnell                      Mr & Mrs Lewis Hullinger                 Park National Bank
Mrs John J Mooney                        Ms Shirley Johnson                       Matesich Distributing Co
Jack & Nancy Schmidt                     Mr & Mrs Joe & Irene Kennedy             Richardson Glass Service, Inc
Dr & Mrs Charles F Sinsabaugh            Mrs Emily Larson                         The Energy Cooperative
Mr & Mrs Ron & Emma Lou Van Atta         Mrs Catherine Lederer                    Time, Inc
John & Margie Weaver                     Mr & Mrs Brett & Linda Leffel             Wilson, Shannon & Snow, Inc

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                                                     “From Out of the Past”
                       THE HANGING THAT NEVER TOOK PLACE
                                                          by D. Robert Tharp
Peter Diamond (Dimon) and Orange Mitchell were                        his execution by hanging, which was scheduled for October
neighbors and residents of Perry Township. Both worked                14, 1825.
at Mary Ann Furnace, in Mary Ann Township, as ore                     The execution was to take place between Church and
diggers. On May 22, 1825, while at work, Diamond became               Locust Streets at, or near, the present location of the
involved in a quarrel. Orange Mitchell interfered in the              Plymouth Church on 4th Street. Thousands of people
quarrel and Diamond, who was cleaning a rifle, struck                 gathered for the event, many who came from outside of
Mitchell a blow on the head. Orange Mitchell died on June             Licking County. Diamond was dressed in a white robe
7th some 16 days later. For those who like gory details, the          walking behind a wagon loaded with his casket. Griff
                                                                      Johnson drove the mule-drawn wagon. Ascending the
                                                                      scaffold were the sheriff, Col. Gault, Rev. Noah Fidler,
                                                                      Benjamin Briggs and the prisoner, Peter Diamond. Rev.
                                                                      Fidler preached from Luke 13:4 and 5 on repent or perish.
                                                                      After the sermon the rope was placed around Diamond’s
                                                                      neck and Rev. Fidler offered a prayer. Col. Gault stood
                                                                      ready to cut the rope with a hatchet. His hand was stayed,
                                                                      however, when Isaac Cool, the jailer, galloped up on a white
                                                                      horse waving a reprieve from Governor Jeremiah Morrow.
                                                                      The hangman’s rope was never cut.
                                                                      Reaction to the October 14th reprieve was met with mixed
                                                                      emotions. Peter Diamond was described as the most
                                                                      handsome man there, which generated a great deal of
                                                                      sympathy among the ladies. As a result, many of the
                                                                      women wept openly with relief that he was allowed to live.
                                                                      However, some of the men were angry because they had
                                                                      traveled many miles to see the hanging and felt cheated that
                                                                      it didn’t happen. A drunken man proposed that they at least
                                                                      hang a dog in Diamond’s place, which provoked a man
                                                                      named Lawrence Van Buskirk to approach him and level
                                                                      him to the ground with a stout cane. Buskirk then walked
                                                                      away without looking back to see if the drunken man was
                                                                      dead or alive.
                                                                      On December 10th, the Governor, who was not convinced
                                                                      that the charge of pre-meditated murder had been proven,
                                                                      commuted Peter Diamond’s first-degree murder charge to
   It is believed the Plymouth Church, 55 North 4th Street, sits      second-degree murder and sentenced him to 10 years of
   at or near the site where the scaffolding was erected for the      hard labor. On December 16th, Peter Diamond escaped jail
   hanging that never took place.
                                                                      but was immediately recaptured. On December 20th he
head wound was 3 inches long, 2 inches wide and l inch                was transferred to Columbus to serve his sentence. That
deep.                                                                 ended the story of the hanging that never took place.
The trial of Peter Diamond took place in Newark during the
month of August, with Judge Alexander Harper presiding.               Sources of information include: Huff, W. Thomas. “Pioneer Life In
                                                                      Licking County: Selected Works of Ben Jones (1865-1947), 1997;
The jury consisted of Joseph Armstrong, James Butcher,                “Licking County, Ohio Atlas,” published by the Licking County
Nathan Conard, Zachariah Davis, Lewis Farmer, Wilson                  Genealogical Society, Newark, Ohio. 1992. “Licking Lantern” published
Holden, George Hoover, Woodford Owens, Jacob Riley,                   by the Licking County Genealogical Society, Newark, Ohio, March, 1996;
Philip Sigler, Jesse Smith and Alben Warthen. The Hons.               Isaac Smucker. “Memorial History of Licking County, Ohio.” 1894; and
                                                                      Wells, Col. L.S. “History of Johnstown.” 1917 and 1924.
Thomas Ewing and William Stanberry defended him
fervently; however, Diamond was found guilty of first-                Bob Tharp is a LCHS Trustee and a retired Licking Valley school

degree murder. He was placed in the Newark jail to await              administrator. He resides in Heath with his wife Reta.

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                                            Webb House Museum
                                   It’s “winter cleaning” time     Speaking of a new season, we have decided to have a
                                   again at the Webb House.        spring open house. We always end the year with our
                                   Every other winter our          Christmas open house so we thought we’d try starting the
                                   signature feature, the          year that way. Instead of a nighttime affair, it will be a
                                   plywood paneling, gets a        morning event on Saturday, April 18. All the spring bulbs
                                   thorough cleaning and this      should be in bloom. We invite you to come enjoy the things
is that winter. Tammy has that unenviable task. Mr. Webb           Mrs. Webb loved, the early spring gardens and the house all
owned a lumber yard and there is a lot of wood in the Webb         decked out in its spring finest! We will serve coffee, tea
House! We have also emptied out the glass front cabinets           and breakfast sweets, out in the garden if the weather
in the kitchen and cleaned everything in them. All the             permits. Stop by between 9 am and 11am.
glassware now sparkles in an array of colors; green, pink,         The Webb House is closed for the winter and, although we
blue and lavender. Even though the snow is a foot deep             are there frequently, we don’t keep regular hours. If you
right now, spring will arrive. Not early this year, according      would like to schedule a tour for your group when we
to the groundhog, but it will arrive and the Webb House will       reopen, you may call and leave a message, 740-345-8540.
be ready to welcome a new season of visitors. Already we
have 2 special tours on the books, one in May and one in                                  —Mindy Honey Nelson, Curator

 Sherwood-Davidson Museum
                                  Things are pretty quiet at the   that same day at the Buckingham House at 2:00 pm. “The
                                  Sherwood-Davidson House          Background of the Political & Economic Impact of the Ohio
                                  this time of year. We use        & Erie Canal,” is being presented by Mark Stickle, PhD
                                  this down time to sort           candidate from The Ohio State University. The exhibit and
                                  through some of the              lecture are part of a collaborative effort with four other
                                  collection in an effort to       organizations to present a four month long series on Ohio’s
                                  better store our items, and      canal history. A passport program is being held in
we give the house a thorough cleaning. The interior                conjunction with the series. Participants use the passport to
committee is also shopping for fabric to reupholster several       visit each of the museums (The Works, Buckeye Lake
pieces of furniture in the parlor and upstairs sitting room. A     Museum, The LCHS Sherwood-Davidson House, The
generous Society member has graciously offered to cover            Robbins Hunter Museum, and Roscoe Village). At each
the cost of this project.                                          site the passport is stamped, and at the end of the series, the
                                                                   bearer will receive a free prize. Passports may be picked
The Sherwood-Davidson House generally re-opens for the             up at any of the sites. Plan to attend the fascinating lecture
season in May, but this year we will open on Sunday, April         and stop at the S-D to see glimpses of the old canal.
5th with a special photographic display, “Reflections of the                                     — Emily A Larson, Curator
Canal.” This exhibit coincides with a lecture taking place

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                                             being Johnny Clem’s birth home.           initial idea, and the Licking County
 LCHS Board Notes                            Representing a small committee which      Veterans’ Service Commission for
                  2009                       has been dedicated to proving this        their sponsorship. Now the second
                                             connection, he particularly has done a    phase of this marker program
Greetings to LCHS Members &                  lot of research, which now seems to       continues—you can apply for your
supporters of Licking County                 conclude that the house must indeed       historic building or landmark to be
Heritage!                                    be where our young Civil War hero         designated as an important part of
First of all, we would like to thank         was born. Johnny’s parents did not        Licking County heritage. Call the
those who have shown support through         own the house, but were living with       LCHS Office at 345-4898 for
responding to our fall Annual Appeal         Johnny’s widowed aunt, whose              application information.
Letter. Especially in these economic         deceased husband, Peter Kline, owned      This year various local historical
times, your support is greatly               the house. The house is in grave          groups are focusing on our Ohio &
appreciated. Donations are still being       disrepair, and action needs to be taken   Licking County canals. Watch for
accepted, and of course memorials            soon to keep this home a part of our      various events this spring to
may be contributed at any time during        local history. We will keep you           commemorate these important links to
the year. Many membership renewal            informed as we are updated by the         our state’s transportation and business
notices have been sent out. Hope you         committee to see what possibilities lie   heritage.
have remembered to send your dues            ahead.
in!                                                                                    Again—we welcome any ideas and
                                             At the end of 2008, we were pleased       suggestions you have for program or
We ended 2008 with our first                 to present the 25 Licking County          event ideas. We invite you to call the
“Buckingham House Boutique”                  townships with their Bicentennial         office for various volunteer
(where a fun-shopping experience was         Markers, which celebrate not only the     opportunities in which you can be
had by all), as well as our annual           establishment of each township, but       involved.
“Christmas in Veterans’ Park” &              honors their veterans as well. We
“Webb House Candlelight Tour” in             again thank Gloria Hoover for her             ---Linda Leffel, LCHS Secretary
December. Look for both of these
events again this year.
And speaking of events, we’ve been                                2009 Calendar of Events
busy working on our Calendar of
Events for 2009—please check out              Sunday, April 5, 2 PM, Ohio’s Canal History, lecture by Mark Stickle on the
those listed in this Quarterly issue. This           Ohio Erie Canal, Buckinham Meeting House. Free/open to public.
year we include some favorites, plus
some new ideas. We hope to see you            Sunday, April 5-19, Ohio’s Canal History, Photo Exhibit on Canals in
attending many of our various                        Licking county, Sherwood Davidson Museum, Veterans’ Park.
activities! Due to your interest, we’ll               Hours: Tues/Thurs/Sat, 1-4 PM or by special appointment
continue annual events such as the                   (345-4898).
Johnny Clem Breakfast and the
Graveyard Walk. Notice we’ll expand           Saturday, April 18, 9 AM to 11 AM, Spring Open House, Webb House.
our popular Bus Tours (with a
dramatic flair!) to include neighboring       Saturday, April 18, 8:30 AM, “Don’t Miss the Bus” tour to neighboring
counties. We already held our first                  Knox County, includes continental breakfast at Buckingham House,
event of 2009, our “Antique Appraisal                lunch and site admissions.
Fair.” Many in attendance had such
interesting stories to share about their      Saturday, May 23, 8-10 AM, Johnnny Clem Breakfast featuring
treasures-a part of our local history!               speakers and other entertainment, Buckingham House.
Some asked if we would be doing this
event again, so we plan to schedule           Saturday, June 27, 8:30 AM. “Don’t Miss the Bus” tour to Chillicothe
another appraisal fair in the fall.                  Area, includes a visit to the famous Adena Mansion &
Watch for this and other changes or                  Gardens, breakfast at Buckingham House, tour stop admisssions and
additions to our calendar throughout                 lunch.
the year.
                                              Friday, July 17, 6 PM. Licking County Historical Society Annual
OSUN Prof. Dr. Mike Mangus
                                                      Meeting, Cost: Members, $19, non-members, $21. Buckingham
attended our January board meeting to
update us on the status of                         For information or reservations for events, please call 740-345-4898
documentation of 26 W. Harrison St,.

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      The Licking County Historical Society
                                                                             Membership Application
                  QUARTERLY                                           The Licking County Historical Society
  EDITORS: Emily Larson and Phyllis Hartroft            (Mr Mrs Ms Dr)
  Quarterly Committee: Mindy Nelson,                    Name _______________________________________________
  Catherine Lederer, John Weaver, Marie Greider,
  Ryan Meldahl.                                         Address _____________________________________________
  SOCIETY OFFICERS:                                     City ____________________State ____ Zip_________________
  Ryan Meldahl, President
  Jim Lukens, Vice-president                            Email address ____________________________
  Robert Baldwin, Treasurer                                          Regular Memberships                               Business Memberships
  Linda Leffel, Secretary                                 Individual ....... $25        Student .......... $10          Small Business ... $50
  TRUSTEES:                                               Family .............. 35      Contributing .... 60            Large Business .... 250
  2009: Jim Bradley, Jim Hostetter, Jim Lukens,           Senior .............. 20      Sustaining ..... 125            Corporate Member 500
  Robert Tharp
                                                          Joint -Senior .... 30         Life .............. 1000
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  Sills, Vince Becker, Jr
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  Lifetime Trustees: Jim Bradley, Jean Elliott, Lee     The Licking County Historical Society, PO Box 785, Newark, OH 43058-0785
  Dickson, Janice Greider, Jane Hale, Catherine                                      Thank you for your support!
  Lederer, John Weaver, Amy Bowden

                                                                We of the Historical Society are interested in what you would like
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