NOTICE: This site is not promoting a known organization in LaGrange with the following registered information below. Notes hereinwith following are reported by the author to exemplfy the events of historical significance over the last 80 years (or there abouts)! Thank you for visiting this site - email any of your stories that remain of importance to you as well!!
Site of LaGrange Historical Society, South Main Street, LaGrange, Ohio
Your monetary support or membership in this organization provides a place for residents and non-residents to encumber the experiences of past LaGrange citizens over the many years.
Organization Info as reported by State of OhioName: LAGRANGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
File Number: 1730015
Filing State: Ohio (OH)
Filing Status: Active
Filing Date: October 1, 2007
Company Age: 11 Years, 5 Months
Registered Agent: Ms.King
Lagrange Historical Society is an Ohio Corporation For Non-Profit filed on October 1, 2007.
501c Information of this organization as filed.
Take a look at "Old LaGrange" pictures with script here.
Born on a farm in LaGrange Township was only a part of what was to happen in lifes' experiences! First to get to that point was a long journey from Abbe Road, Elyria with a herd of dairy cattle going down Middle Avenue and onward on Route 301 South to the West side of LaGrange.The journey took over two days with a stop of farm animals and the care takers of livestock staying overnight at 301 and Route 10. The trip was grueling with mud roads and a few large mudholes in the passage. All went well and the fun began.
The years in Lorain County area during the late 1930's and early 1940's were very agrarian with many of the farms having just a few acres and most likely dairy animals and a few pigs, beef and smaller animals as well. Small flocks of chickens were kept to produce eggs for the family plus possible sales to local grocery stores for retailing. Several dairy farms produced enogh milk to ship in 10 gallon milk cans. The cans of milk were stored on the farm in large water tanks with ice added to keep the milk cool. Much of the milk was shipped by horse carts and trucks to area-wide cheese plants for processing. Milk in cans were also shipped on train to Cleveland plants for city dwellers to have a supply of dairy products too!
INTERESTING LINKS from Known Public Domains:
Here is LaGrange and Township in 1874! Clicking on the map increases size to read.
Link to LaGrange History Presented By Dorothy McKee Buswell
Find your township or village map online here!
This scale was donated to The LaGrange Historical Society by Jerry and Linda Long. The scale was used to weigh meats and cheeses plus other food items.
The scale was purchased at the sale of Adams General Store in the mid-60's. Adams General Store was last operated by Charles Adams and his family.
A very general store back in the days of LaGrange history!
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This site edited and sponsored by Jerry Long, former Lagrange area resident. And, a '58 LaGrange graduate.