Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Vandals destroy 10 O.C. Barber century-old walnut trees

Vandals cut down 10 century-old black walnut trees planted by O.C. Barber in Barberton.
The wood is sprawled over the site near the wishing well. The tree trunks are 30 inches across.
Barberton Historical Society owns the property.

O.C. Barber owned the Diamond Match Company, which once controlled 80% of the match sticks market. It made 250 million matches A DAY.

He had a 52-room mansion on his 3,000 acres in Barberton.

Eight of the structures on Anna Dean Farm survive.

The O.C. stands for Ohio Columbus. Honest.

To read Paula Schleis' BJ article, click on

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