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Celebrating Archbold’s Sesquicentennial

July 13-17, 2016

150 Years • 1866~2016   More...

First Park In Archbold Unpopular; Ruihley Promotes Second Attempt

Council records of May 5, 1882, authorized issuance of bonds in the sum of $425 to purchase land for park purposes.  A 2 1/2-acre tract was secured from Peter Nofziger Jr., at the west end of Park Street, west of where the Templo Cristiano Chur More...

History Of Ruihley Park

Highlights of the start of Ruihley Park were written by the late Orrin R. Taylor, a member of the original park board.  August Ruihley served as mayor of the village from 1916 until his death in June 1928.  More...

How Archbold Got Its Unusual Name

(Editor’s Note: This article appeared in the July 10, 1991 Quasquicentennial edition of The Archbold Buckeye)   How Archbold got its name has been a source of much discussion.  In the Archbold Buckeye on Nov. 28, 1923, W. O. More...

Barn Quilts Decorate 10 Barns For Sesquicentennial Celebration

(Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the March 30, 2016 edition of the Archbold Buckeye)   They are just like traditional quilt patterns, seen on quilts that have been handcrafted for decades.  Except they’re huge.&nbs More...

North Defiance Street When There Were Shade Trees Along The Curb

This is one of the oldest photos of North Defiance Street. It was taken between 1880 and 1897, and shows shade trees along the curbs on the west side of North Defiance Street.   More...

Archbold Sports Teams Provide Wealth Of Memories

Among other things, the Archbold Area School District is known for the athletic prowess of its student-athletes. We dug into the archives of the Archbold Buckeye and found these memorable sports moments in Archbold history. More...

Britsch Gives Picture Of Early Archbold

(Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint from the July 27, 1966, edition of the Archbold Buckeye.)   In his book, “Sound of the Hammer” Carl C. Britsch, author, gives a picture of Archbold in 1865.  More...

Archbold Electric Service Co. Bought By Toledo Edison In 1928

(Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted from the Oct. More...

Greatest Population Growth From 1950-1960

Archbold experienced its greatest growth between 1950 and 1960 when the population increased from 1,487 to 2,348, an increase of 861, or 58%.  The increase was due in part to the annexation of Lugbill addition to the southwest corner of the vill More...

Mennonites Start Home For Seniors In Archbold

(Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint from the July 27, 1966 edition of the Archbold Buckeye.)   Representatives of 11 Mennonite churches in the community joined in an effort to provide a modern home for citizens unable to care for the More...

28 Mayors Serve Archbold During 150-Year Period

In Archbold’s 150-year history, the village has had 32 men serve as mayor, the highest honor voters can pay any local citizen.  It is interesting to note that of the 32 men so honored, 10 had the first name of “John.”  The More...

Photos

Hub Grocery The interior of the Hub Grocery, first started by Henry S. Winzeler, who founded the Ohio Art Co., in Archbold in 1908. He moved the company to Bryan in the fall of 1912. More...

Archbold’s Major Fires Over The Years

(Editor’s Note: This article is a compilation of several Archbold Buckeye articles, published over several years.)   Archbold has been no stranger to fire in its 150- year history.  Fire has struck Archbold and the area on many occasi More...

Village Income Tax Yields Many Benefits, Collects $115 Million

Since 1967, more than $115 million in income tax monies have been collected in Archbold. More...

Old Archbold, German Township Records Discovered In 2012, 2014

(Editor’s Note: This article combines two articles. Information about the German Township records appeared in the Jan. 1, 2014, edition of The Archbold Buckeye. The story of the village of Archbold records was published April 11, 2012.)   More...

Archbold Earns Carptown Name

Editor’s Note: A variation of this article originally appeared in the July 10, 1991 Quasquicentennial edition. More...

Archbold Community Theatre Is Asset To Area

(Editor’s Note: This article was written based on articles written in July 2013. Updates have been added.) Archbold is a community that is blessed with many active groups and organizations, providing a wide variety of services. More...

Freedom Train Arrives In Archbold In 1975

(Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the July 10, 1991 Quasquicentennial edition.)   At 12:05 a.m., June 13, 1975, a train arrived in Archbold.  It consisted of 26 cars, pulled by an old steam locomotive, now a relic i More...

Churches Play Major Roll In Community

(Editor’s Note: This article was reprinted for the July 27, 1966, edition of the Archbold Buckeye. Since that date, many of these congregations have remodeled or built additions. More...

George Ditto Was Pioneer Citizen

(Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint from the July 27, 1966, edition of the Archbold Buckeye.) George Ditto, Archbold’s pioneer citizen, was born in 1796 in Pennsylvania, the son of Francis and Eleanor Ditto. More...

First Log School House Located On Grime Farm

(Editor’s Note: The following article contains selected sections reprinted from the July 27, 1966, edition of the Archbold Buckeye.)   The first school house built of logs, was erected in 1852 on the corner of Lutz Road and Ohio Rt 2, on w More...

Ohio Art Has Start In Archbold

(Editors Note: The following article contains selections reprinted from the July 27, 1966, edition of the Archbold Buckeye.)   The Ohio Art Co., was started by Henry S. Winzeler, in the upstairs room over the Spoerle & Baer Saloon, 204 N. More...

Lugbill Brothers Influence Growth

(Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted from the July 27, 1966, edition of the Archbold Buckeye.)   Three brothers, Peter, Eli, and Sylvanus Lugbill had much to do with the growth and development of Archbold.  In 1919 they More...

Residents Recall Japanese Attack

(Editor’s Note: This article appeared in the July 10, 1991 Quasquicentennial edition of The Archbold Buckeye.) Sunday, Dec. 17, 1941, will go down in the annals of U.S. history as “the day of infamy.” More...

Sauder Village Hosts Special Ceremony To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

A special ceremony was held at Sauder Village, Tuesday, June 14, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Sauder Village, Ohio’s largest living history destination. More...