Powell Liberty Historical Society

A window into the past of Powell and Liberty Township

Remembrances, News Articles, and Personal Histories


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Henry Ross Duffy
Description
Duffy's diary for January - June 1918 when he was in the army in France. His experiences in camp and combat are vividly, if briefly, described.
Year
1918

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Junior-Senior English Class of Hyatts High Scool
Description
A summary of the history of early Hyatts prepared by the above mentioned english class based on interviews. May 1931
Year
1931

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Betty Holly
Description
History written by a young school girl as an assignment - in her own handwriting.
Year
1940

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Worthington News
Description
News article describing organization of a Boosters Club drive for expansion.
Year
1946

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Johnny Jones
Description
Columbus Dispatch newspaper article about Jones' small house overlooking the Olentangy River.
Year
1955

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Author
Paul M. Lybarger
Description
Paul Lybarger was the Delaware County Superintendent of Schools from 1914 to ?. This was the initial period after passage of the law establishing county wide districts.
Year
1958

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Author
Unknown
Description
A brief description of the formation of the Powell-Liberty Historical Society and its purpose written in the mid 1980's when the restoration of the Martin-Perry Homestead was in progress.
Year
1986

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Author
Nancy Robinson
Description
Powell News article about plans to rennovate the Martin-Perry House
Year
1986

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Author
Judith K. Brozek
Description
History of Liberty Township School # 4 from early 1800's to 1950's. School #4 was located at the NW corner of Ohio Rt. 315 and Home Rd.
Year
1989

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Author
Liz Robertson
Description
Article about the formation of civic groups in Powell including the Powell Ladies' Club, the Powell-Liberty Historical Society, and initial stages of forming a chamber of commerce.
Year
1990

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Author
Liz Robertson
Description
Overview of the history of Hyatts based on interviews with residents at the time
Year
1990

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Barbara Cape
Description
Article appearing in the January 8, 1990 edition of the Pacer magazine section of the Delaware Gazette
Year
1990

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Author
Evalyn Plummer Anderson
Description
Article about Plummer's store prepared for the Olentangy Valley News in 1997.
Year
1997

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Author
Craig Askins
Description
Glimpses of the past article that appeared in the Olentangy Valley News
Year
1997

Title
Author
Golden Days Committee
Description
Booklet prepared for the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of Powell by the Celebration Committee. Provides a summary of the evolution of Powell up to the end of the 20th century.
Year
1997

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Author
Evalyn Plummer Anderson
Description
Growing up in Plummer's Confectionery
Year
2000

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Author
May Duffy
Description
Miss Duffy's handwritten notes with her remembrances of the development of the schools. Document date is unknown.
Year
2019

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Author
unknown
Description
Summary of the history of Plummer's store, a landmark in the center of Powell from the early '40s to the early '70s. Date of the article is not known.
Year
2019

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Author
May Duffy
Description
May Duffy's handwritten description of the history of the Liberty Township Schools from the mid 1890's to 1914. The school system underwent rapid change during this period and Miss Duffy was a student and teacher throughout.
Year
2019

Title
Author
Fred M. Reeves, Jr.
Description
A first person account of how members of the Liberty Township Fire Department trimmed the Village Christmas tree. Date the article was written is unknown.
Year
2019