Community Arts Council
Brick Wall Sculpture
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Downtown Sugarcreek, Ohio

Panel 6 - Ragersville

Ragersville was settled in the early 1830's. The Good House was a stagecoach stop for many travelers and later served as the post office and as a popular area restaurant. Ragersville was the home of Alta Weiss, the first female professional baseball player (1907) and one of the first women physicians (1914.) In later years Lois Youngen (find her name in the panel) became another celebrated women’s baseball player. Visit the restored 1830 one-room schoolhouse listed on the National Register, the Conrad Rager log cabin, the Jacob Steiner Cheese House and the Ragersville Historical Society Museum. Other historic buildings are represented in the panel as well, including the old gas station, several schools and churches, a wine cellar and a replica of the first Swiss cheese house in the United States. View the large mural which depicts the town's rich history, including a depiction of the Ragersville Dribblers, a young team who played exhibitition basketball between 1962-1973. Discover the story of the hangman’s noose. Visit Ragersville during August when on successive weekends are held the annual chicken barbeque, Homecoming and Car and Power Show; the first Sunday of July for the ice cream social and the first Sunday in December for community carol singing.