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Reminisce is a cooperative effort between The Lima News and the Allen County Museum and Historical Society.

Reminisce: Allen County sheriff prevents a lynching in 1916

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George McCready would later say he turned away as the mob slipped a noose around the neck of Allen County Sheriff Sherman E. Eley.“I...

Reminisce: Shopping season

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LIMA — You may be headed to the Lima Mall to do some Christmas shopping this time of year, and we raided The Lima...

Reminisce: Industrial hub on Greenlawn Avenue

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LIMA — The discovery of oil in Lima in 1885 helped fuel an industrial boom and served as a catalyst for the creation of...

Reminisce: A Kenton tragedy

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LIMA — The West was still wild, really wild, in 1873. Jesse James and the James-Younger gang were perfecting train robbery, the U.S. was...

Reminisce: Duff Truck Line

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LIMA — On warm days in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Vine Street Grounds was a favorite spot for the national...

Reminisce: Fairview Coal Co.

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LIMA — Two months after World War II formally ended on the decks of the USS Missouri, Lima residents lined up to get a...

Reminisce: Benjamin F. Matthews

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LIMA — Benjamin F. Matthews was born to Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Matthews in Perry County, Ohio, in 1854. Benjamin Matthews was well known...

Reminisce: Annie Mae Banks

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LIMA — Belzoni, Mississippi, is 750 miles and a world away from Lima.Ashley Brownlow made the long journey from Mississippi to Ohio in the...

Reminisce: Buffalo Bill

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In August 1899 Buffalo Bill’s Wild West was making its third appearance in four years in Lima and Delphos was feeling a little miffed.“Our...

Reminisce: Marching for America

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LIMA — It was a great day for a parade. At precisely 1:35 p.m., under a nearly cloudless sky on what Lima’s Republican-Gazette called...