Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Notorious Stories

Back in the day, Westerville, Ohio was home to a national prohibition organization that fueled the passage of the 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. And, back in 1879, in a divided community, Corbin's Saloon, located in an Uptown Westerville hotel, was bombed! What were they thinking?!

Well, find out what may have happened by checking out the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau's annual fundraiser presentation -- The Whiskey Wars or Who Blew Up Corbin's Saloon?

This imaginative, original production, based on the nortorious 1879 bombing incident, is an exciting community effort bringing together OtterbeinCollege alum, including Otterbein College Theatre's own Petie Dodrill, Westerville Central, South, and North high school, the Westerville Historical Society, and resident actors and theatre technicians.

The Whiskey Wars or Who Blew Up Corbin's Saloon? will be presented on the Otterbein College Summer Theatre stage at the Otterbein College Campus Center.

For ticket information, contact the WVCB at 614.794.9401 or visit the WVCB website at

Click here to view event flyer. (PDF file so Adobe Acrobat Reader required.)

By the way, the 1879 bombing was in a hotel where Pasquale's Pizza and Pasta is currently located (14 N. State) and it was the 2nd bombing of Corbin's Saloon. Corbin's Saloon's original location was at 39 W. Main, and was bombed in 1875.

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