Steve Csubak and Zeke Gall

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.

Tom Wachaya and G. Martin

Having a nice day

Gerry Graft

NEWARK STOVE COMPANY PICNIC AT BUCKEYE LAKE PARK 1960

NEWARK STOVE COMPANY

PICNIC 1

Lillian Crowley

Ferris Wheel

Entrance to Buckeye Lake Park 1956

Dick Guthrie - President and CEO

TV Stars, Sally Flowers and Billy Scott, Billy sold "Post Holes" on the show.

Bob Hope and Virginia Mayo at the Buckeye Lake 
Park Terrace Lounge in 1951

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 their children.

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.

Buckeye Lake Amusement Park 1950's

Crowded

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John Clark and his wife