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Prof to discuss archeological research on prison site

David R. Bush, PhD., Heidelberg University, Tiffin, will present a program at 7 p.m. July 16 at the Ida Rupp Public Library covering his archeological work at the Johnson’s Island Confederate Prison and Cemetery.
Bush began his archeological study of the Johnson’s Island site in 1989. Professor Bush’s research has yielded many significant finds on the Island, including the location of Fort Hill, Fort Johnson (the prison stockade) and the dock area. Excavations and “digs” have been used to study several of the sinks (latrines), the powder magazine for Fort Hill, a prison well and portions of two prison blocks.

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Obituary — Alton Lambert

March 8, 1929 — July 4, 2012
Alton Lambert, 83, of Curtice, passed away Wednesday, July 4, at his residence.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, followed by a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Port Clinton.

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Music and history come together at Keeper’s House

Enjoy a day of stirring music, ice cream and desserts and local history Saturday, July 14, at the Wolcott Keeper’s House, 9999 E. Bayshore Road in Marblehead.
Tours of the 1820s stone house of Marblehead Lighthouse’s first keepers, Benajah and Rachel Wolcott, begin at 10 a.m. Ottawa County Historical Society volunteers will offer desserts and Toft’s ice cream from 11 a.m. and dulcimer performer Tracie Henson will perform traditional music from noon to 2 p.m. The 65-piece North Coast Concert Band will perform at 2 p.m. in the natural amphitheater behind the house, featuring rousing marches, dazzling soloists and contemporary arrangements.

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