Historical Society’s upcoming events

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our weekly trip to Pine Creek to buy chicken feed was a pleasure to keep.

The fields were growing with corn, and some had tassels. The field looked like gold.

It was beautiful scenery and would make a wonderful ride for the weekend.

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Our Fall Festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 9 in the yard of the museum. There will be a pot of beans to eat, entertainment, inflatables and other games.

You are invited to come spend the afternoon with us.

The rummage sale that was held in the building at Lawrence and Sixth Street went over well. We have more to offer and it will be held in the near future.

“Lest We Forget”, an evening of honor and remembrance, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Green High School in Franklin Furnace.

It will be to honor each branch of the military. The Plymouth Heights Church Choir and special guests will be featured. It will be open to the public.

On Aug. 21, “Meet the new characters for the Lawrence County Historical Walk” will be held at the museum at Sixth and Adams Street. Come and meet those who will be giving their time to further the history of our county.

Historical Fact: taken from “History of Lawrence County, Ohio.”

Ironton City Schools: The early history of the Ironton City school system is only sketchy at best, but a 1908 OWL High School annual provides us with a sampling of insights into the schools of that era.

The 1907-08 OWL was the first annual of record in the system. It was published by the Collett Brothers, publishers of the newspaper, The Ironton News.

The cost of the first OWL was 25 cents per copy, and the publishers printed the first edition of the annual “at their own expense and risk.”

The first school in Ironton was organized in 1849, just six months after the new town was named. Class was held in the Berdaine Blake house on Front Street.

The next year, a two-room school, the “Pioneer,” was built at Fourth and Center Streets. In 1851, with 100 students enrolled, Ironton elected its first school board.

Naomi Deer, LCHS