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BLAST FROM THE PAST: George Washington pictures part of local museum collection

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:52 PM

AUG. 23, 1953

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 54 years ago:

A visit to the Firelands

Among the oldest possessions of the Firelands Historical Society is a set of prints depicting George Washington's home Mt. Vernon.

These ancient pictures were given to the historical organization so long ago that all records of the donor and the date of the gift have been erased by time. Former museum curator J.H. Williams, however, estimates the reception of the prints as far back as the late 1860s.

In paint gold colored frames, one picture shows the mansion while its companion pictorializes "The Tomb of Washington-Mount Vernon."

It shows the tomb with the works carved upon it, "Within this enclosure rest the remains of Gen. George Washington."

FOE Auxiliary plans three star celebration

On Monday evening the regular meeting of the Norwalk Auxiliary No. 711 was held in the local club rooms with Madam President Mildred Brouhard presiding and with 74 members in attendance.

The door prize was won by Bessie Sampson.

Mildred Brouhard, who was the auxiliary delegate to the Grand National Convention held in Indianapolis, gave a very complete report of the events that took place and changes made in rules and regulations. Remarks were also given by Mae Hixon, Past Madam President and membership director, who also attended the convention.

Plans were told of a three-start celebration to be held Sept. 13, 1953 in honor of the new State President Elsie Hott of Toledo.

Redmen eye grid title with 11 vets

BELLEVUE - Eleven veterans are expected to keep Bellevue High School in the running for Northern Ohio League grid honors this season.

Returning lettermen include Ed Roberts, Bob Hart, Brad Palmer, Dale Lehman, Carl Sberna, Joe Miano, John Lepley, Dick Moyer, Vern Eisenhauer, Larry Walters and Jim Boyer.


Fred G. Hess

Funeral services for Fred G. Hess, 47, Erie County deputy sheriff who died Thursday at the Crile Hospital following a lingering illness, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Frey mortuary.

Guy Hamilton

Funeral services for Guy Hamilton, in his 60s, who died yesterday at his home in Chicago, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Kubach mortuary with the Rev. C.H. Gross officiating.

Della L. Shoop

Mrs. Della L. Shoop, 75, a resident of nearby Vermilion and vicinity for the past 64 years, died yesterday at her home on Joppa Road.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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