The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society was held on Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of Grandview Heights Public Library.
Tim Sells, author of When Dublin Wasn't Doublin', and descendant of John Sells, founder of Dublin, Ohio in 1810, brought his wealth of story to the evening. "I wrote this book sociologically and economically speaking on the transition from a small village to metropolis," Sells said. "Many small villages lost their flavor and character by osmosis as they were consumed by cities. I wanted to capture what it was like growing up on the banks of the Scioto River."
Sells grew up on a family farm where Dublin Friendship Village now stands. Tim was one of eight brothers and his father was one of fifteen children, so siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, adventures and stories abounded. We will hear about Tecumseh, Chief Leatherlips, Revolutionary War heroes, the fabulous Sells Circus, and much more about life in an earlier Dublin.