‘Coon’ Roast Attracts 250

Despite icy roads, an estimated 250 people attended the 1940 annual wild game dinner at the DeVault Restaurant in Grove City.  The annual meal included roast coon, dressing and sweet potatoes.  The dinner was sponsored by local merchants and business...

Auto Races at Beulah Park

Calcium chloride was sprayed on the dirt track at Beulah Park for the June 1930 automobile race.  The spray was intended to reduce the amount of dust created as the cars rounded the one-mile track.  The 100-mile Gasoline Derby, as it was called, attracted...

Broadway Was Once Brick Road

Ohio Governor George White was the featured speaker Aug. 21, 1931 when Grove City dedicated Broadway’s new brick surface.  Sixty-five percent of property owners abutting Broadway petitioned the village council in 1929 to improve the road with brick.  Council...

Events of 1945

It was Aug. 8, 1945 and the headlines in the Columbus Evening Dispatch read “Four Square Miles of Hiroshima Gone.” While some were reading the latest news, other people were shopping the newspaper’s advertisements for bargains of the day such as a four-piece...