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To My Best Girl: Mr and Mrs Dawes' Story

Saturday, May 18 - 1:00 PM

To My Best Girl by Steve Magnusen tells the story of the courtship of Rufus and Mary Dawes, parents to Dawes Arboretum co-founder Beman Dawes, while Rufus was Lieutenant Colonel of the Civil War’s 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. The author will share more about his book and the years-long research he conducted at The Arboretum’s archives. Civil War artifacts belonging to Rufus will be on display and books will be available for purchase.

Please note, this event takes place at the Licking County Library. 


7770 Jacksontown Rd
Newark, OH 43056
Event Type


The Dawes Arboretum

Date / Time

Saturday, May 18, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM