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Logan Hills Festival kicks off centenary celebration of monument, library

In addition to the outdoor drama, pancake breakfast, parade and pickers’ auction the Logan Hills Festival is known for, the event will also honor two Zanesfield landmarks that are celebrating their 100th birthdays this year.

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The monument in Zanesfield honoring pioneers Isaac Zane and Simon Kenton is turning 100 this September and its birthday is being recognized in conjunction with the annual Logan Hills Festival over Memorial Day weekend. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

While no specific events are planned in connection with the 34th annual Memorial Day weekend festival at Hall-Fawcett Park, the Isaac Zane and Simon Kenton Memorial Stone, which is located at the intersection of County Roads 5 at the south edge of the village, and the Sloan Library, 2817 Sandusky St., each are turning 100 on Sept. 8, which is also the late Dr. Earl Sloan’s birthday.

Village officials, however, are planning activities in early September to further honor the two landmarks.

In 1914, the 60-ton granite rock was moved from the farm of J.B. Adams about three miles east of Zanesfield along Bristol Ridge. It was set in six feet of concrete and adorned with plaques honoring pioneers Isaac Zane, after whom the town was named, and his contemporary Simon Kenton who lived his final years just north of the Logan County village.

 

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