Putnam County Trivia ... July 25

  • During WWII, German POWs were brought to work in several Putnam County industries, including Buckeye Sugar Company, to supplement local employees.


  • In 1921, a demonstration of twenty tractors was held County Commissioner Frank Giesken’s farm west of Glandorf. Tractors were in development during the 1920s, so the demonstration allowed farmers to see their capabilities.


  • In 1949, County Commissioners approved the purchase of a radio system for the sheriff’s department. Two-way radios were installed in the sheriff’s office in the courthouse, at the county jail, and in the sheriff department’s cars.