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Alliance Historical Society

Celebrate Giving Tuesday by Helping Us Purchase an Ohio Marker

Ohio Historical Marker

Alliance will install its fifth Ohio Historical Marker in 2017 at the site of "The Crossing," where the City of Alliance began. In 1851, the Cleveland & Wellsville Railroad and the Ohio & Pennsylvania Railroad intersected at this location, which was originally known as "The Crossing." General William Robinson, Jr., President of the Ohio & Pennsylvania Railroad, is credited with giving the name "Alliance" to this crossing in anticipation of the intersection of the two railroad systems.

The cost of the marker is approximately $2,500. We are only $335 short of our goal to pay for the marker thanks to one of our members and members of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday Morning Tip Club. Please consider even a small donation to help us meet our goal.

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The Alliance Historical Society

Mabel Hartzell Historical HomeThe Alliance Historical Society was founded for the promotion of historical studies of the City of Alliance and its surrounding areas. Members of the Society collect, preserve, and organize historical materials and work with area schools and community organizations to present historical programs.

The home of the Alliance Historical Society is the Mabel Hartzell House. It is open for tours during Carnation Week in August and at other times by appointment. Contact us at if you'd like to view our beautiful Victorian home and grounds.

Exhibits of historical materials are supplied by the Society for display at local businesses and public buildings. Members of the Society are also available for talks and slide shows at area clubs and meetings.

The Alliance Historical Society is proud to support the Alliance Memory Project at Rodman Public Library.

Help support our programs and preservation efforts by submitting a tax-deductible donation using your PayPal account or credit card today.

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