The dedication of William Henry Harrison Memorial Park, which was named for the great-grandson of the ninth president of the United States, was held June 2 in Sugar Creek. Mrs. Ethel E. Harrison, widow of William Henry Harrison IV, great-grandson and namesake of the ninth president, was on hand for the dedication. Mrs. Harrison gave part of the acreage for the park. Mrs. Virginia Harrison Ware, great-great-granddaughter of the president, and daughter of William Henry Harrison IV, was also present. E.C. “Pete” Saxton, Sugar Creek street commissioner, was the leader in developing the park.
50 years ago
- Jillayne Ritchie compiles the 50 Years Ago column.
- Posted Jun. 7, 2008 at 12:01 AM