The quarterly meeting of the Grand River Historical Society, which is open to the public, will be Tuesday, July 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Club in Chillicothe.
The quarterly meeting of the Grand River Historical Society, which is open to the public, will be Tuesday, July 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Club in Chillicothe. The program will follow the amazing exploits of Olive Rambo who, in 1915 at the age of 15, constructed a 15-foot scow in her Chillicothe High School Manual Training class (the precursor of our current vocational school) and with her cousin floated the boat christened the “Black Eyed Susan” down the Grand River to the Missouri River and then to Glasgow. This is one of a number of accomplishments by Olive during her long and fruitful lifetime. To see a replica of the boat constructed by Rodney Mouton, of Chillicothe, attend the meeting on July 11. A highlight of the event will be a portrayal of Olive by Brynlee Faulkner, a senior at Chillicothe High School. Dinner will begin at 6:30 and consist of fried chicken prepared by Jeff Frampton, a vegetable, salad, drink and dessert, for $10. The program will begin between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. To make a reservation call the museum at 646-1341 or Ron Wilder at 646-0502. Both numbers have an answering machine so please leave your name, phone number and number of reservations and we will confirm.