When Delaware County Welcomed: Mark Twain

16 Dec , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware – Updated

The date was February 10, 1885. That afternoon, three visitors to Delaware exited the train and secured transportation downtown. Making their way to the new City Hall and Opera House, they made their way to the second floor.

One of the men was a well-known novelist of the day, a man known for his written and vocal representations of life in the southern United States. One of the others was an American icon of the first order, an author, raconteur, and humorist.

The two, who were in the midst of their “Twins of Genius” Tour, were George Washington Cable and Samuel L. Clemens, better known as “Mark Twain.” More…


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When Delaware County Welcomed: Congressman John Lewis

26 Jul , 2020  

A Civil Rights Legend

Ohio Wesleyan Remembers Congressman John Lewis’ 2014 Campus Visit UPDATE: U.S. Congressman John Lewis, 80, died July 17, 2020, following a battle with cancer. In 2014, he spoke at Ohio Wesleyan and received an honorary degree from the University — OWU’s highest honor.


When Delaware County Welcomed: Frederick Douglass

10 May , 2020  

Originally shared in 2018, this article has been updated with additional information.

By: 1808Delaware Staff

Throughout its 210 year history, this part of Ohio has been visited by several individuals with significant places in history. Today, we look at one man who visited Delaware County no fewer than three times over a 27 year period. More…

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