First Grand Marshal – 1990

Businesswoman Eileine Simmons, 91 at the time, was the first grand marshal for the newly organized 1990 Grove City Arts in the Alley Parade.  Grove City hosted parades in past years but a large parade had not been held since the Grove City Community Fair Board,...

Pauline Woda Farnsworth

Pauline Woda Farnsworth, born on the Hilltop, moved to Grove City at age 12 with a love of music which prompted her, after retirement, to purchase a violin and take refresher classes to enjoy making music again. Farnsworth has schoolyard memories from the Jackson...

William F. Lotz, Sr.

Born in Grove City, William F. Lotz, Sr. spent much of his life as a city and township civil servant, also serving as an elected Jackson Township trustee. Lotz, who goes by Bill, is well-known for his years as a Grove City zoning officer and a Jackson Township...

Grove City’s Mushroom Factory

Grove City once had a mushroom factory located on Franklin St. near the end of Sunshine Place on the east side of the railroad tracks. The site is not far from the present day First Presbyterian Church, which was a farm field in the 1940s. Today the site of the...

Facebook Comments

We would like to respond to our recent Facebook post and the comments on Harrisburg (Mudsock), Darbydale (Little Pennsylvania), and Orient (Morgan’s Station).  We appreciate all comments and are willing to make changes or corrections as needed when documentation is...

Grove City’s Sewer System – 1937

Oh, the good old days, or were they?  It might be hard for many to recall, but Grove City didn’t have a sanitary sewer system until 1937.   Up until then, when an inside toilet flushed or water drained from a sink, it went into a septic system or...