Custar history on display PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:00
Linda Bechstein, a market manager at Croghan Colonial Bank in Custar, picks up a photo of the bank after a fire in 1985. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
CUSTAR - History will be on display next week at the Croghan Colonial Bank.
The bank will be showcasing images from the village's past, as well as Civil War memorabilia as part of its "Sharing the Past" display running Monday through March 2.
"I just thought it was an opportunity to put them in the lobby and let everybody look at them," said Linda Bechstein, market manager for the bank and mayor of Custar.
The images will include pictures of Custar reaching back to at least the early days of the 20th century, as well as images of other localities like Rudolph.
The Wood County Historical Center and Museum will also be contributing a  display commemorating the Civil War.
Bechstein hopes that visitors will see something familiar in the
A collection of photos from Custar, Ohio are seen on a table in the backroom at Croghan Colonial Bank in Custar, Ohio on February 22, 2013.
"I'm hoping people will come and say 'Oh! That's my great-grandfather.' That would be great." 
"Custar was pretty impressive at the time," she said of the images.
One of the photos in the exhibit shows the village's streets lined with horses and buggies.
A number of the images to be displayed were given to Bechstein and another individual as part of an estate.
Last Updated on Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:07

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