At the July meeting of the Poland Historical Society several Poland residents shared stories about their ancestors' settling in Poland as Town 1, Range 1 in the Connecticut Western Reserve in the 1700's. They shared stories about their lives and what it was like growing up and living in a town full of interesting history.
Those on the panel were Becky Bennett, Gwen Guiraud, Ed Virostek, Pepper McGarry, Bob Zedaker, Dean Worsencroft, Dick Hill, Mary Ina Jones, Sara Strock, Bob Eich, and Cloy Stewart. Others at the meeting also added stories about their memories of the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's.
They reminisced about swimming in and ice skating on Yellow Creek. The creek was the center of activity for young people. Some lived on dairy farms and delivered milk in Poland. Also discussed were the Poland Country Club, polo games, White Saddle, and Karl Granger who occasionally shared his home with his horse. They walked everywhere in those days and thought nothing of it.
Photo special to the Town Crier
Panel members who presented at last month’s Poland Historical Society meeting, reflecting on their memories of growing up in Poland, included: Becky Bennett, Gwen Guiraud, Bob Zedaker, Cloy Stewart, Pepper McGarry, Dean Worsencroft, and Ted Heineman.
"The Little Red Schoolhouse Past and Present" will be the topic for the 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 program at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4515 Center Road at the Struthers Road intersection in Poland Township. The public is invited to hear about the history of this schoolhouse that was built in 1858.