MOONLIGHT REAPERS Good For RipleyCartoonist to Use Story of Meigs County Man.
Pomeroy, Oct. 31, 1930 - (Staff Special) - Meigs County and Pomeroy are about to be placed on the national publicity map again through the work of Robert Ripley, creator of the famous newspaper feature "Believe it or Not." which appears daily in the Athens Messenger and in hundreds of other newspapers of the United States.
It is announced here that Mr. Ripley learned of a recent story in The Athens Messenger from Pomeroy which told of the barefoot experiences of Asbury Smith, of Sumner, Orange Township and will graphically tell the story of Mr. Smith in one of his daily cartoons. Thousands of persons in this district will be interested in Mr. Ripley’s conception of the career of Asbury Smith, known all over this district as a school teacher, champion corn cutter, politician, and occasional candidate.
Pomeroy, Ohio, Nov. 20, 1922 - "Uncle Asbury" Smith, sixty-three, former rural mail carrier and widely known as a school teacher, and Ferdie Gilland, working for six hours by the light of the moon, cut and shocked 225 shocks of heavy corn.
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Over the years, many Meigs Countians and Meigs County places have achieved fame. Here are the names of some people and places
JAMES HARTINGER VALENTINE B. HORTON AMY KINGSLAND MIKE BARTRUM OHIO RIVER JAMES CAMPBELL COUNTY FAIR AMY WHALEY BUNGALOW PARK SAMUEL WYLISS POMEROY
1. A well-known former NFL player who graduated from Meigs High School and is currently a Meigs County Commissioner.
2. A famous opera singer, who served fifteen years as the first (and one of only two women) to serve as president of the Meigs County Historical Society.
3. An early industrialist in Meigs County, who served as a U.S. Representative from Ohio during the Civil War and was for 45 years a trustee on the board of the Ohio State University.
4. The oldest living licensed woman dentist in the United States, at age 98, in 1935.
5. A famous black poet, writer and educator from Meigs County who was the first president of West Virginia State University at Institute, West Virginia.
6. Began in 1853, the oldest entertainment event in Meigs County. Each year it brings together agricultural exhibits, amusement rides and food.
7. A famous Meigs County Air Force General who was the head of NORAD.
8. An important town in Meigs County named for this person.
9. The site of many water events and where commerce is carried between cities.
10. Fans of shows and other forms of entertainment visited this park in the late 1800/1900's.