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This Week in History: Trees were planted in honor of county veterans

99 years ago in 1922:

• In memory of Trumbull County men and women who gave their lives in serving the nation, two evergreen trees, one at either side of the entrance of the courthouse, were dedicated in a service conducted by the local post of the American Legion.

Several hundred people gathered around the steps of the courthouse as the G. A. R. Fife and Drum Corps played Assembly. A prayer was given by the Rev. H. C. Bukhart.

“We dedicate these trees to their memory,” concluded the speaker, “and re-dedicate the Post to the service of the nation and the preservation of the memory of those who have died that liberty might not perish.”

50 years ago in 1971:

• Warren and Trumbull County contain a wonderful sampling of the nation’s great architecture of the 19th century, and recognition was given in a book, “Architecture of the Western Reserve 1800-1900,” published by the Press of Case Western Reserve University and authored by Richard N. Campen of Chagrin Falls, an architectural historian and photographer.

Singled out in Trumbull County were seven public buildings, including the Trumbull County Courthouse, and eight houses, three of which were in Warren.

The volume contained a treasure trove of 400 historical houses, churches, public buildings and other structures worthy of note. It served as a catalog of significant architectural works and as a guide for those interested in outings to historic houses and buildings.

25 years ago in 1996:

• After 33 years of moving from school auditorium to church sanctuaries, the Warren Chamber Orchestra found a home in the new Trumbull branch of the Butler Institute of American Art.

Officials of the orchestra voted unanimously to accept an invitation to move into the sprawling, white museum on East Market Street across from the Avalon Inn & Resort.

The Butler, still surrounded by mounds of unlandscaped dirt, was expected to open in June.

10 years ago in 2011:

• On a holiday meant to recognize the sacrifice of men and women in our nation’s history, members of the Warren G. Harding High School band marching in the National Memorial Day Parade ended up making somewhat of a sacrifice of their own.

More than 20 band members were treated for heat exhaustion and dehydration, Harding band director Rich Rollo said by phone from the nation’s capital.

“It was like 98 degrees,” Rollo said. “We were on the hot pavement, and it just didn’t let up.”

The parade began at 2 p.m. and the students marched for about a mile wearing full-sleeved, long-pants band uniforms and carrying instruments. By 4 p.m., many students from dozens of participating bands were suffering from heat exhaustion, Rollo said.

Still, Rollo tried to remain upbeat, describing the event in which more than 150 members were scheduled to participate as a “great experience.”

— Compiled from the archives of the Tribune Chronicle by Allie Vugrincic

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