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BRIEF HISTORY OF WALNUT CREEK, CON5T
bodies were taken out and laid elsewherer There was
another church which stood where Emanual Hershberger lives.
The oldest house that is standing in Walnut Creek to-
day is the building W. R. Mast used to have for his hard-
wares The oldest house in town that has never changed
hands, or has always been in the hands of the same family,
is the house in which the post office is now. That house
and the house in which Thomas Troyer used to live are the
two log cabins of Walnut Creek.
Dr. Je A. Mast was the Walnut Creek's first doctor.
He had his office where W. R. Mastfs new store is. The
doctor s office was later moved to the house which is now
occupied by Mr. and Hrs. Wilbur Hostetler. Then Dr. Stucky
cameg he also used the same office. Drt Hide was in part-
nership with Dr. Stucky for a while. After Dru Hide left
Dr. Doornblazer became Dr. Stuckyfs partner. After several
years, Dr. Doornblazer established an office of his own
where Mr. Ridle has his shop. Then came Dr. Olmstead,
using the same office, and after him came Dr. Bahler. Our
town has been exceedingly fortunate in having had resident
doctors almost continually, a rather unusual thing for
Although the town has as yet very few businesses which
employ many people, it is continually growing as is evidence
by the new buildings being erected. The scenic beauty of
its surroundings shall, no doubt, always be a factor induc-
ing people to establish homes in Walnut Creek.
INGIDENTS OF LONG AGO
The AbsentHMinded Reverend
The pastor of the Walnut Creek Church during the first
few years of this century was visiting one evening at the
home of a church member. One of the children, playing up-
stairs, upset an oil lamp. Everyone grabbed buckets, filled
them and ran for the fire. But, lo and behold, the pastor
found upon reaching the fire that his bucket didn't have
The First Settler in Walnut Creek Township
According to one of our oldest residents, a trapper
who came from Pennsylvania, was the first to establish a
home in Walnut Creek Township. He built his cabin in a
clearing near the now abandoned Mast's School. He obtained
his living by trapping the numberous wild animals which
roamed through the forests at that time.
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J. H. Proper, Huperintendent
Danville High School, 1914
Oberlin Business Gollege
B. S, in Education, 1939
History and Social Science
Walnut Creek High School
Holmes County Normal.
Bluffton College, A. B.
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