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Wyoming in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stearns and Foster Company

 
 
Stearns and Foster Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
1. Stearns and Foster Company Marker
Inscription.  The Stearns and Foster Company was co-founded by George S. Stearns, one of the founding fathers of the City of Wyoming, and Seth Foster. Family-owned for 139 years, the company saw the nation through three wars and the Great Depression. A few of its contributions to public service include-donating mattresses and drinking water to area residents during the great flood of 1937 and devoting nearly 80% of its resources to the war effort during World War II. In 1911, the company was one of the first to volunteer under what is now known as the Workman's Compensation Act and offered life insurance to employees free of cost in 1914. The Stearns family contributed greatly to the City of Wyoming, serving on boards and commissions and helping make possible its first church, library, and high school.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, City of Wyoming, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 30-31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location.
Stearns and Foster Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
2. Stearns and Foster Company Marker
full view of marker, in corner of park
39° 13.596′ N, 84° 28.391′ W. Marker is in Wyoming, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of Linden Drive and Springfield Pike (Ohio Route 4), on the right when traveling west on Linden Drive. marker originally stood at 651 Glenway Avenue, a former Stearns property marker now stands in Stearns & Foster Park (formerly known as Centennial Park). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Linden Drive, Cincinnati OH 45215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Linden Drive (here, next to this marker); Milestone (within shouting distance of this marker); Spreen’s Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Reily (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doughboy (about 600 feet away); Barney-Fisk-Stearns Property (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wyoming Avenue Business District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lockland- Wyoming Train Station (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyoming.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Marker as seen from Springfield Pike image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
3. Marker as seen from Springfield Pike
Sign post at the corner of Springfield Pike and Linden Drive image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
4. Sign post at the corner of Springfield Pike and Linden Drive
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 5, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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