This history was compiled and printed for the
purpose of supplying some facts, stories, and histories of the town of
They were a choice breed of people selected to perform great and noble deeds. Their character was unselfish and pure. Their word was their bond. Their ambition unmatched, and their courage unequaled. Their convictions were true and they were a happy people.
We encourage you to read the
entire book for we think you will find it enlightening and interesting. We know
that this is not a complete history of
It is not the intent of any of the articles to show malice or unkindness to anyone. But, rather we encourage any and all to look upon it as a tribute to an already good name.
We should extend a special
thanks to the
Ruth Powers, whose ideas and work have helped to make the book all possible. Her concern for the total book, and her work in collecting material is most appreciated.
Clara Olsen and Roxey Heslop have collected and written articles and helped to put the book together. Their work is appreciated.
My good wife, Dorothy, whose background and training in editing has been most helpful. For the ever long hours we have worked together has been enjoyable. As we go to press, the hours worked seem short, the rewards great, and the satisfaction elevating to say the least. The most rewarding experiences have been with the people who welcomed us into their homes and supplied us with pictures and material. We are most appreciative.
To the typists who have given of their time unselfishly to meet the scheduled deadline. They are: Linda Folkman, Connie Bitton, CherrilI Knight, Helen Folkman, Lorraine Skeen, Patrice Moyes Killabrew, Lorene Gingham, Hazel Searcy, Annette Searcy, and Jolene Searcy. Kristine Ewert for the printing. Ladd Chase for the photography of today.
And, to any others who have helped in any way with the book, we appreciate them.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The first printing of the
"History of Plain City" was completed for the 17th of March 1977.
Lyman H. Cook and Dorothy T. Cook were asked to Edit the book by Robert P.
Stewart, Principal of Plain City Elementary School after several women had been
gathering information for years. Special thanks to Roxy R. Heslop, Ruth K.
Fowers, and Clara C. Olsen. Lyman and Dorothy spent five months collecting
pictures and stories from
Dorothy and "Lyman, post humorously," were awarded the "2002 Mayor2s Award in the Humanities... for their preservation of Plain City's history in an outstanding book of stories, pictures, and historical background, a contribution for which the community 'will be forever grateful' ", on October 3, 2002. Dorothy stated at the award ceremony, "We did not do this alone, many person's helped and contributed to make it possible."
The first and second
printing were done through the
First printing, 1300 books, March 1977
Second printing. 250 books, Augustl977
Third printing, 400 books, April 1996
Fourth printing, 300 books, December 2002