Produced by the Marion Sales Ad Club Division of the Marion Chamber of Commerce in the early 1960’s, this 16mm film by Hughes Studios in Marion has been preserved by the Marion County Historical Society and transferred to digital format through the efforts of Zohe Film Productions.
The film provides a fascinating snapshot of the vibrant industry that called Marion home in the fastest growing era in America’s history. Featured, among others, are The Marion Power Shovel Company, Huber Warco, Whirlpool, Eaton, Quaker Oats, Erie-Lackawanna Diesel Shops, Commercial Motor Freight, Marion Star, WMRN Radio, Agriculture, McMillan Feed Mills (Central Soya), Betty Zane and Wyandot Popcorn, Tecumseh Products, Pollak Steel, Osgood Steel, National Can, Marion Brick, BF Goodrich, Fairfield Engineering, Foundries, Pattern Makers, Machine Tools, Clark Metal Products, Houghton Sulky, Marion Plant Life Fertilizer, Arro Expansion Bolt, Baker Wood Preserving, Advertising Agencies, Fulfillment Corporation, Banks, Retail, Harding High School, Marion Catholic High School, OSU Marion, Marion General Hospital, Olympic Pool and others.
Take this trip down memory lane and discover what made Marion great!
Available from the Marion County Historical Society’s Gift Shop, or online at www.marionhistory.com
(SPECIAL! See an excerpt of the film featuring the Marion Harding High School Band, George Lane, Director)