Five added to Wall of Honor

Wall of Honor
By: 
STEVE SMITH ◆ SSMITH@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

Five new members are set for induction into Lebanon’s Community Achievement Award Wall of Honor.

They were announced Thursday morning by the Wall of Honor Committee in association with the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce.

Committee Chairman Kenneth Howe said one selection that might be of particular interest is Martha Hyer Harrison, a woman who played a major role in the area’s history in the 1800s.

“She was a Civil War and post-Civil War developer of Lebanon, and so there are some interesting things that come from her history,” Howe said. 

Howe said the name will be familiar to some people from the city’s Harrison addition.

“The whole section of town all the way from the courthouse to the city cemetery and much more extended was originally her property,” Howe said.  She later sold the property to the city at a reasonable rate, he said.

New faces added to the wall for 2017 are:

Martha Hyer Harrison

Martha Hyer Harrison, 1812-1891, was described as “a self-educated Eastern lady and a very capable businesswoman.”  She fostered a literacy society and was a promoter of the Old Academy in Lebanon. Friends described her as a “tower of strength” and “an Angel of Mercy” helping those who needed comfort or relief during the Civil War.

Lowell Richardson

Lowell Richardson is a lifelong educator who began at an early age. Richardson graduated from Conway High School in 1941 and then began teaching grades 1-4 at Gannon Rural School.

 

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