Alex Jones prepares to greet the thousands of people who would attend the 1960 Newark Stove Company Picnic at Buckeye Lake
This is one, of hundreds of Polaroid Photos, taken by Willard Vaughn, in the Glory Days of the Newark Stove Company.
John Clark and his wife
Dick Guthrie-President and CEO
Tom Wachaya and G. Martin
Group having a nice day
Steve Csubak and Zeke Gall
TV Stars, Sally Flowers and Billy Scott. Billy sold "Post Holes" on the show.
Buckeye Lake Amusement Park 1950's
Bob Hope and Virginia Mayo at the Buckeye Lake
Park Terrace Lounge in 1951
Entrance to Buckeye Lake Park 1956
Buckeye Lake Amusement Park was just several miles south of Newark, Ohio. The park was the Disney World of its day. All the Big Bands of the era played there, along with appearances by many famous movie stars, recording artist, radio entertainers and TV celebrities.
Every year, an employee picnic was held at the lake by the Newark Stove Company. The summer extravaganza was originally called The Wehrle Picnic and eventually became the Newark Stove Company Picnic. It was the biggest event of the year, for the stove plant
and was enthusiastically looked forward to, by employees and
These webpages will allow you to experience those fun days of the past. Your help is much needed, with information and correction of employee names.