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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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Warner, Jonathan (1865-1934)

Submitted by Marcia Levy Jonathan Warner was born in 1865 in Mineral Ridge, Ohio. His parents were Jacob Warner (1806—1910) and Maria Lewis (1846). He graduated from The Rayen School in Youngstown and attended Williams College where he dropped out in his junior  year to…

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Crane, Clarence (1875-1931)

Submitted by Gavin Esposito Clarence A. Crane (April 5th, 1875–July 6th, 1931) was a confectioner responsible for the invention of Lifesavers candy. For a brief time, he resided in Trumbull County, owning a maple syrup refinery in Warren Born on April 5th, 1875 as the…

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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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Economos, D. James (1938-2015)

Submitted by the Economos Family Jim Economos was born on October 29, 1938, in Warren, Ohio, the only son of Harry and Joan Econo-mos. Jim attended Warren schools from Garfield Elementary School to East Junior High School through Warren G. Harding High School, where he…

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Mountain, Carrie Green (1857?-1948)

Submitted by Jean Hood Carrie Green Mountain was a former slave who obtained her freedom when the Emancipation Proclamation was signed when she was 6 or 7 years old. She was among the first black people to settle in Warren in 1879. She arrived from…

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Upton, Harriet Taylor (1853-1945)

Submitted by The Upton Association and Kayla Metzger Harriet Taylor Upton was born December 17, 1853 in Ravenna, Ohio, the daughter of Ezra Taylor, an Ohio judge. The Taylor’s moved to Warren, Ohio, in 1861, and later purchased the home now known as the Harriet…

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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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