This week in Galion history


By Deborah Elaine Evans - [email protected]



Galion has a colorful and lengthy past. The events noted in this column are taken from the Galion Inquirer archives from years past. The focus will be items of personal or community interest from 15, 40 and 75 years ago.

The week ending in Sept. 26, 2000

The Galion Country Club Women’s Card Association hosted its annual fall style show, offering a preview of some of the latest trends and styles available for women.

The Galion Line Department spent two days painting some of the 18 traffic light poles along Harding Way. The poles were painted to match the decorative street lights installed throughout the Uptowne area.

Galion community residents gathered in the St. Joseph Activity Center to show support for the Galion and Polk Township United Way Campaign drive kickoff.

The week ending in Sept. 26, 1975

Galion Mayor Murral A. Longstreth, after returned from the Ohio Municipal League convention in Cleveland, said he is supporting Gov. James A. Rhodes’ bond issue proposal to spur area jobs and development.

The week ending in Sept. 26, 1940

Jim Thorpe, well known as the world’s greatest athletic and former Carlisle Indian football star visited Galion before he began a year’s speaking tour throughout the eastern half of the United States.

The Galion Iron Foremen’s Club came away from the annual convention of the National Association of Foremen at Cincinnati with their third consecutive achievement award of the association in the shop division.

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By Deborah Elaine Evans

[email protected]

Reach Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31

Reach Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31

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