Publications for Sale

The Society has several books and publications offered for sale. Orders can be mailed or pick-up at the Grove City Welcome Center and Museum. All orders must be pre-paid and allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Payment by check is encouraged. Do not send cash through the mail. MAIL CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO: SWFCHS, 3378-B PARK ST., GROVE CITY, OH 43123

REFLECTIONS: A 40-page collection of 17 different stories about early life in Grove City and surrounding townships. Some of the topics include the 1913 flood, early life in Prairie Township, Adam Gantz family, Pennsylvania Germans, Wilderness Indians, Mound Builders and more.
$10 – Purchase Reflections and Reflections II for only $15

REFLECTIONS II: A 40-page collection of 32 different short stories edited by Marilyn Gibboney. General topics include early township histories, Grove City and village stories, crossroads, early family life and memories.
$10 – Purchase Reflections II and Reflections for only $15

HISTORY of JACKSON TOWNSHIP, GROVE CITY and EARLY PIONEERS: This 99-page paperback was written in 1932 by Harold Windsor, local writer and historian. It is a chronicle dedicated to those who in the early days founded the community of Grove City and to those of the passing generations who helped create the history we enjoy. It tells the story of early roads, communities and family names.
$15.00 – Purchase this book and William Foster Breck for only $18.50.

WILLIAM FOSTER BRECK CITY’S FOUNDING FATHER: A 53-page paperback with new details about the life of the founding father of Grove City. It begins with a brief history of Jackson Township followed with Breck’s decision to establish a new settlement in what was then called the “backwoods” township of Franklin County. The story covers Breck’s business operations in Carroll, Ohio before moving to Franklin County; his marriage, family history and his unfortunate death.
$10.00 – Purchase this book and the History of Jackson Township-Grove City for $18.50

ADAM GANTZ STORY: A 16-page booklet written by Wilbur Gantz telling the story of Adam Gantz. He was 12 years old when his father purchased 200 acres of land in Franklin County in 1817 from Joseph Foos for $1,000. The story tells of disease, family life, farming and agriculture, importance of canals and religious life.
$5.00 – Limited copies available

GROVE CITY MURAL: This booklet tells a brief story and background on what was happening in the village and state in the early 1900s. The focal point is the Town Center Mural that is located at Jackson Alley and Broadway in the Grove City Town Center.
$5.00 – Limited copies available

EPOC OF THE PARK STREET SCHOOL: This publication by Faye and Harold Morland is out of print but copies should be available by mid-summer 2017. It is a unique story that covers the history of Grove City with a special emphasis on schools and education in the time period of 1853 through 1964. The original Park Street School located at Park Street and Arbutus Avenue closed in 1964. The Morland’s had organized the now extinct Grove City Historical Society.
Price yet to be determined

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