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The photos attached are of Joseph "Quaker Meadows" McDowell, the grandfather of the Rev. Joseph McDowell Mathews, who founded the Oakland Female Seminary in Hillsboro. Quaker Meadows Joe was a Revolutionary War soldier and later a member of Congress.
The photos attached are of Joseph "Quaker Meadows" McDowell, the grandfather of the Rev. Joseph McDowell Mathews, who founded the Oakland Female Seminary in Hillsboro. Quaker Meadows Joe was a Revolutionary War soldier and later a member of Congress.
Saturday, November 12, 2022 8:06 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve been back in the 1800s taking a look at the Oakland Female Seminary in Hillsboro, founded in 1839 by the Rev. Joseph McDowell Mathews, but we haven’t delved into the life and times of the good reverend. Let’s go ahead and do that.
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022 8:06 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve been back in the 1800s taking a look at the Oakland Female Seminary in Hillsboro, founded in 1839 by the Rev. Joseph McDowell Mathews, but we haven’t delved into the life and times of the good reverend. Let’s go ahead and do that.
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  • Friday, October 21, 2022 6:24 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get back to the 1800s and the Oakland Female Seminary in Hillsboro. The seminary started in 1839 at the old Presbyterian Church, which was located at the Y intersection in Hillsboro at current day U.S. 50 and state Route 124, and in the mid-1850s moved to a new facility that was built between Main and West Walnut at Oak Street.
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  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 6:40 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, while we were taking a stroll around the town in 1935 last time, I stumbled upon a newspaper from Oct. 6, 1935 – some 87 years ago. It contained an article that took up an entire page that caught my eye. The piece was penned by Marjorie Reed and contained six photos in that Dayton newspaper that was entitled, “There’s history in those Highland County hills” and encouraged readers “to include the delightful little city of Hillsboro in one of your Sunday afternoon drives.”
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  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:56 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, football season is here, and with the sun setting earlier and earlier by the day, when it comes to high school football, it’s Friday nights under the lights as autumn creeps closer and closer. However, it wasn’t always that way. Lights didn't always light up the gridiron. The year was 1935, and on Page 1 of the Cincinnati Enquirer sports section on Aug. 9 of that year, a one-paragraph article proclaimed that Hillsboro High School was planning on playing night football.
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  • Monday, August 8, 2022 10:20 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, Mack Sauer was known as the Will Rogers of Highland County and was a publisher, writer, public speaker and candidate for public office who hosted a radio show from a studio in his home.
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  • Friday, July 29, 2022 6:42 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been said that no one represents Hillsboro City Schools with any more pride and passion than Beverly Rhoads. Born and raised in Highland County, Rhoads graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1957 and went on to devote 62 years (and counting) to the school district.
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  • Friday, July 22, 2022 7:53 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, Johnny Paycheck was born Donald Eugene Lytle on May 31, 1938 in Greenfield, Ohio. By the age of 9, Lytle was already playing in talent contests. He was singing professionally by age 15, billing himself as “The Ohio Kid.”
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  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:47 PM
    Ladies and gentlemen, in the realm of music, arts and entertainment, John Glaze has been well known and respected in Highland County and beyond for many years.
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  • Friday, July 8, 2022 9:02 AM
    Former State Rep. Cliff Rosenberger, who represented Highland County in the Ohio House of Representatives, read his final proclamation in the 129th General Assembly, written in Betty Bishop's honor. “If there was a Hall of Fame for public officials in Highland County, Betty would be the first person inducted,” Rosenberger said. “There is no harder worker or better advocate for the city of Greenfield. To Betty, it’s not about numbers, it’s about putting food on people’s plates; it’s about educating children; and it’s about finding jobs for the people."
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  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:27 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, as we discussed in our last offering, the Highland County Historical Society is honoring John Mills Barrere (1800-1888) on a banner that is hanging at the corner of East Main Street and South East Street in Hillsboro near the Highland House Museum.
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