Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

Life on Big Bear Farms

October 10, 2022, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Life on Big Bear Farms
Diane Cordial, wife, and daughters of Charles Cordial, Manager of Big Bear Farms
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Diane Cordial, wife of Charles, manager of Big Bear Farms from the 1960'a through the 1980's and their 4 daughters shared with us what life was like living on the Farm. Highlighted was a brief history of the Big Bear Farms, many precious memories and story of Diane's famous state fair winning cherry pie. This program was pre recorded.
Aerial View of Big Bear Farms


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Title:   Life on the Big Bear Farms

Presentor:   Diane Cordial and Daughters

Description:   Diane Cordial and her daughters Cathy, Anne, Carolyn and Marilyn describe growing up on the Big Bear Farms and life in Powell in the 70's, 80's and 90's. Diane's husband Chuck was the farm manager from 1961 until it closed in 1996.

Videographer:   Allen Miller

Documents (pdf files)

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Diane's memories of the Big Bear farm. The document was prepared for the PLHS interview with Diane and her daughters.


Carolyn Cordial Richards memories of growing up on Big Bear Farms


Diane Cordial won the national pie baking contest and this is her recipe.


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Diane Cordial and Daughters
Cattle on the Big Bear Farm
The Remaining Silos
Diane with Her Winning Pie

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