Research done more than a half-century ago by Leola Hockett, a long-time curator of the Wabash County Historical Museum, provides a general overview of life in our town and our county in their earliest years. Mrs. Hockett often wrote pieces for The Plain Dealer, articles and stories based upon her knowledge of early journals, letters and newspaper articles. One of her narratives, written in 1948, is about Wabash as it was about a century earlier.
What was very likely the first volleyball game played in Wabash took place a hundred years ago today in City Park. The game was part of activities planned for children during the annual Chautauqua Week at the park. Margaret Hemenway, who directed sports and games for young people, traveled Chautauqua circuits around the midwest during summer. She probably was a staff member of the La Porte Indiana, YWCA during the winter.
1938 was a year when no circus came to town. In fact, it was the second summer in a row without a circus. In August, in a page-one piece that was half-news and half-editorial, the Plain Dealer lamented that fact: “The gala day for circuses has passed in Wabash. Only one circus has visited the city in three years. kAm“|2?J >6? 2?5 H@>6? @7 (232D9 42? C6>6>36C H96? DF>>6CE:>6 >62?E 4:C4FD E:>6] ~? 2G6C286[ D:I E@ 6:89E 4:C4FD6D 42>6 E@ E@H? F?E:= 7:G6 @C D:I J62CD 28@] %9:D 5@6D ?
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