Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Book deadline

The deadline for the new history book project is approaching. We are still looking for stories to include. We would like to have everything in by the end of July. If you think you can't write just give us the basic details and we will write it up for you. It's free. We don't have room for family trees but if you have a business or a farm in McLean or Cynthian Twps. or photos of your immigrant ancestors and would like its history to be included contact us at the addresses at the top of this blog or call Ann Stidd at the Silver Cross or Jim Rosengarten at 937-295-3998.

Some things already prepared are the one-room schools, a memory of Ft. Loramie School in the 1960's, high school sports, the Hilgefort, Barhorst, and Puthoff farms, a memory of the 1965 tornado, Basinburg, the church statues, St. Patrick, the canal, the lake, the interurban railway, the native tribes, military casualties, Vocke distillery, Wayne Trail, Nktelco, the telephone exchange, photos of immigrant ancestors and a list of local names and where they came from.

Major parts of the book will be a section by Ken Sowards on the fort and Loramie's Store a subject on which he is an expert and a section by Jim Rosengarten on the life of Peter Loramie, a subject on which he is an expert.