The quarterly meeting of the Grand River Historical Society, which is open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, July 11th beginning at 6:30 pm at the Elks Club in Chillicothe.
The program will follow the amazing exploits of Olive Rambo who in 1915 at the age of 15 in 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 all you have to do is attend the meeting on July 11th. A highlight of the event will be a portrayal of Olive by Byrnlee Faulkner, a Senior at Chillicothe High School.
Dinner will begin at 6:30 and consist of fried chicken prepared by Jeff Frampton as always with all of the trimmings including vegetable, salad, drink, and dessert. All this plus the program for only $10.00! The program will begin between 7:15 and 7:30.