Delawareans are proud of the city’s connection to the 19th President of the United States, a fact which is clearly evident by reading a story on downtown’s newest statue in the current edition of Ohio Magazine.

The article by Linda Feagler, entitled “Rutherford B. Hayes Statue, Delaware,” is accompanied by a now familiar view of the new art work honoring the city’s most famous native son. It can be read here.

Included in the piece are quotes from organizer Gene Buckingham, histoy teacher Bill Rietz, and sculptor Allan Cottrill.

1808Delaware was on hand last October at the statue’s dedication. Our article with photos can be read at the link below.

Hayes Statue Unveiled; Delaware Celebrates

Perhaps it was the cooler weather, or maybe it was the scene of fire engines and equipment lining two blocks of Sandusky Street. Or, just as likely, it was the opportunity to watch history take place before one’s own eyes. Whatever the reason, a very large crowd filled downtown Delaware on Friday night for the October First Friday.

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