Pike's Past

Pike's Past

By Jim Henry

Pike's Past is a column that runs in the News Watchman every Wednesday. He has been writing for the publication since September of 1976 and is renowned for his knowledge of Pike County history. Henry frequently speaks at gatherings throughout the region to speak about history and present slide shows from his extensive collection of historical photographs.

This week I’ll start with this flyer of the year (I’m guessing 1950) of the long ago Way’s Food Market. This concrete block one-story building sat on the southwest corner of Market and Second Street. Now an addition of the First National Bank sits there.

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Here are some news items from the Scioto Valley Weekly Review paper. This was published in the print shop on South High Street in Waverly. Their motto was: "Pike County's only home-owned newspaper. Like the best things in life — it's free."