Importance of Cemetery and Gravestone Preservation at October Meeting

The Crawford County Chapter of OGS hosted Ronny Echelberger at the October meeting. Ronny is a dedicated preserver of Cemeteries and Gravstones, focusing in Richland County Ohio. Meeting attendees learned about terms like Taphophiles and Coimetromania and techniques for correctly preserving gravesites. Taphophile: Someone who is interested in funerals, gravestone art, epitaphs and cemeteries. Coimetromania: … Continue reading Importance of Cemetery and Gravestone Preservation at October Meeting

Timeline of the Interurban in Crawford County Ohio

By Brett Dunbar Bucyrus was a little more difficult in that the interurban depots changed locations several times. The complicating factor was that there were two interurban lines in Bucyrus, so at sometimes they had separate depots. CSW freight motor working the interurban freight depot in 1926, on Poplar Street. Photograph submitted by Brett Dunbar. … Continue reading Timeline of the Interurban in Crawford County Ohio

Historical Fiction Author Presented at May Chapter Meeting

Members who attended the May 19th Chapter Meeting were treated to the fascinating history of Hopewell Furnace, a manufacturer of cannon and shot during the Revolutionary War. Linda Collins, chapter member and author of Dreams of Revolution, presented on how Hopewell Furnace, the setting for her historical novel, contributed to the war during the British … Continue reading Historical Fiction Author Presented at May Chapter Meeting