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Fairview Park Chatter – Oct. 5, 2011

By Kevin Kelley

INTERURBAN MEMORIES: The Cleveland and Southwestern Interurban Railway will be the topic at the Oct. 13 meeting of the Fairview Park Historical Society.

The West Park Historical Societys Ralph Pfingsten, author of From Rockport To West Park, will be the guest speaker.
The meeting, at Bain Park Cabin, 21077 North Park Drive, will begin at 7 p.m. with a historical society business meeting followed by refreshments and the presentation at 7:45 p.m.

CLAMBAKE: American Legion Post 738 will hold its annual clambake at 4 p.m. Sunday.
For $22, one can get a dozen clams, white and sweet potato, corn on the cob, half a chicken, clam chowder, bread and butter, and coffee or tea. For $28, one can get the clam bake plus a steak.

To make reservations, call 440-356-2110. American Legion Post 738 is located at 19311 Lorain Road.

CITY OF LIGHT: Lecturer and linguist Elizabeth Billings will present a slide show on Paris, the City of Light, at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Fairview Park Branch Library, 21255 Lorain Road.

CIVIL WAR: This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the U.S. Civil War, and the Fairview Park Branch Library has two upcoming programs on that conflict.

At 2 p.m. Oct. 16, Ken Hammontree, of Living History Productions, will portray Civil War soldier Jack Skelly. Corporal Skelly was fatally wounded at the Battle of Winchester in June of 1863 when the Confederates advanced north. Skelleys girlfriend, Jennie Wade ,was killed on the third day of fighting at Gettysburg. Neither one knew of the other’s death.

At 2 p.m. Nov. 6, historian Marjorie R. Wilson will give a presentation of Cleveland history through peoples lives before the war, during the rebellion, and as post-war civilians.

Registration for both programs can be done online at http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Branch.aspx?ID=582 or by calling 440-333-4700.

 

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