Kinsman Historical Society - Clarence Darrow Day 2010
Kinsman, Ohio

This information is from Kinsman's 2009 Darrow Day celebration, but the basics are still relevant to next year's observation. Please donate now.


Kinsman Historical Society

Preserving 200 years of Kinsman, Ohio area's heritage
Clarence Darrow Day April 18th 2009 Badger School
Student Day for Badger School Fri. April 17

Call for proposals, presenters, Sponsors and input

The plans are currently being drawn up for Clarence Darrow Day. So far we have a film "Clarence Darrow; Crimes, Causes and Courtrooms" which is available for CLE (Continuing Legal Education) credit if we can find a sponsor. It is well received by all audiences. Also an audience participation presentation on Deb's treason trial called "Free Speech on Trial." Plus there are a number of suggestions in the works. We are requesting suggestions, input and offers of programs.

We would like to have sponsors for awards and scholarships for students and other interested parties. Initially we are asking for original student submissions. We would like participation of other high schools as well as colleges. Some areas would be historical research presentations, speeches, debates and stage performances or even art.

Submissions should be received by March 1st or sooner.

Our intent is to make this an annual event in Kinsman for the education of our youth and the world. Some feel that Kinsman, Ohio is one of homes of the beginning of civil rights and it is its heritage to celebrate Clarence Darrow Day.

Contact Don Sutton 330-876-3178(+fax)days, 330-876-8962eve
PO box 91 Kinsman, OH 44428
darrowday@embarqmail.com

A $10.00 donation will place your name in the program


I received the above e-mail from Don Sutton of the Kinsman Historical Society and wanted to pass it on to fans of Route 66 in the hope that they might consider making a donation to a worthy cause with a special connection to Route 66.

The most famous resident of Kinsman, Ohio, the location for filming of the Route 66 episode "Welcome To Amity," was Clarence Darrow, prominent trial attorney of the early twentieth century whose name is forever linked to "The Scopes Monkey Trial" which tested the legality of teaching evolution in the public schools.

In fact, his home was used as the boarding house where Tod, Buz and Joan Maslow (Susan Oliver) were all staying while in Amity.

Don was one of those Kinsman residents who, as a 6 year old boy, witnessed the filming of "Welcome To Amity" and he now owns the block of buildings on the square right next to the Amity Cemetery Ass'n office.

Please consider making a donation to Darrow Day. Call or e-mail Don at the numbers or address listed above for more information (or to talk Route 66).

Make checks payable to:

Kinsman Historical Society
PO Box 91 Kinsman OH 44428

Thanks, Rick

Kinsman Public Square - 1961
Kinsman Public Square - 1961


Kinsman Drugs (Amity Cemetery Ass'n) and Don's "Market Square" - 2008
Kinsman Drugs (Amity Cemetery Ass'n) and Don's "Market Square" - 2008

My cool red car.
My cool red car.
That's my cool red car in front of Don's building. No, not the old Ford - the Mistubishi in the parking space.

Inside view of Don's "Market Square" - 2008
Inside view of Don's "Market Square" - 2008

Boarding House - 1961
Boarding House - 1961


Clarence Darrow Home - 2008
Clarence Darrow Home - 2008

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