CONA February 2021 Newsletter

When: 7 p.m., February 17, 2021
Oakstone Academy: 900 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic:  Highs and lows of precious metals
Speaker:  Phil C.

February Presentation

Phil C. will deliver a presentation: How to analyze when precious metals are high or low.

Back to Normal

With the increasing availability of the vaccine, I hope we can get back to normal soon. I’m getting my second shot Feb 20. In April, we’re going to pick up where we left off. Bill B. will give a presentation on In God We Trust. Bill was scheduled to talk last April, but then all hell broke loose. If you’re interested in giving a presentation, please let me know. — Gerry

Upcoming Speakers

March: Chris P.
April: Bill B. on In God We Trust
May: Show and tell. I’m looking for 5-10 people who will speak for five minutes or so on something special from their collection.

Meeting Details

We’re back in Room 209 at the east end of the building.

In Old-Time Columbus

The Wiatt Brothers, one of nine issuers of Civil War tokens in Columbus, came from a checkered family. Brothers William and Harrison L. Jr. operated a bakery, ice cream parlor, beer garden at 130 E. Town St. during the 1860s.

Patriarch Harrison L. Senior, who styled himself a major for no good reason, operated faro house in Columbus and Cincinnati. H.L. Jr. sometimes joined him in the family gaming enterprise.

Every now and then the good-government crowd would get on the city to do something about the gambling parlors, which operated openly with a wink by the coppers.

The Ohio State Journal report from June 19, 1879, details one raid gone wrong ( or right, depending.)

By: Gerry Tebben

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