Time Line -- 1909 - 1958
Westerville businessmen organized a Board of Trade and actively sought the relocation of...See more
Westerville businessmen organized a Board of Trade and actively sought the relocation of Anti-Saloon League printing operations and offices to the village. Their success in this endeavor gave Westerville unique status for a small village and earned it the nickname “Dry Capitol of the World.” For two decades the printing and lobbying efforts of the League were felt in the community and in the nation. Also in this era residents served their country through two World Wars and a generation grew up in the economic hard times of the Great Depression. At the end of this era the community took a deep breath, looked back at 100 years of incorporation and celebrated its birthday in a grand style.