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Warren Civic Music Association

Submitted by Warren Civic Music Association HISTORY Warren Civic Music Association is the oldest community arts organization in Trumbull County and one of the first in Ohio. It is located in Northeastern Ohio, midway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, in an area rich in history, the…

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Liberty & Vienna Railroad

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer If you were to travel to Vienna, Oh. today you would be hard pressed to find any evidence that a railroad ever entered the town. Fact is, though, that at one time two railroads entered the town, and that, for…

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Mineral Ridge Railroad

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer Mineral Ridge is an appropriate name for the village as it was a place where an abundance of coal and iron was found. The local supply of raw materials was the reason that the iron industry flourished in the Mahoning…

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Mahoning Coal Railroad- New York Central

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer This railroad had two lines in Trumbull County, running the entire length of the county in the following townships: Liberty, Hubbard, Brookfield, Vienna, Fowler, Hartford, Johnston, Vernon, Gustavus, and Kinsman.  The Mahoning Coal Railroad and the New York…

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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Lake Branch

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Lake Branch and the Painesville & Youngstown Railway The B&O Lake Branch was the first narrow gauge line in the state for common carrier business, and was built within two weeks of the Denver &…

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Cortland Opera House

Submitted by Sally Lane In 1987 this building was known as the “Grange.” Before that it was unofficially called the Opera House, but its real name was Kline’s Hall. Before that it was the town’s Methodist church and faced North High Street.  Before that, from…

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Bristol Inn

Submitted by Kathy Seemann In 1806, two years after Bristol Township in Trumbull County, Ohio was first settled by Abraham Baughman, Jonathan Walkley (born in Connecticut on November 11, 1783, died October 19, 1828) built the first frame home in the township on the south…

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Atlantic and Great Western Railway, The

Submitted by Andrew Olson & Richard K. Fleischer The Atlantic and Great Western Railway (1865-1871)/Railroad (1871-1880) Company On March 10th 1851 Marvin Kent, a merchant from Franklin Mills OH (now Kent) chartered the Franklin and Warren Railroad to connect the two named local business communities.…

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Heltzel Steel Company

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer Warren - Est. 1916 by John Heltzel – Located on Thomas Rd. next to Berk Enterprises. Made steel forms for highway paving machines, concrete batching plants. John Heltzel came from Streator, Ill. in 1914, with a partner. They had…

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Chicago Cleveland Car Roof Company

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer How strong is your museum’s website as part of the whole offer? Does it reflect your identity as an organization? Does it appeal to your visitors? What does it really need? Are there trends to pay attention to? Others…

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Aetna Machine Works

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer Aetna Machine Works was founded in 1880 by Frank I. Freeman as a reorganization of the Douglas Machine Works and employed 18 hands in 1882. They made sawmills, pumps and 10 to 125 H. P. vertical & horizontal steam engines…

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