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First OARDC Staff.png
The first staff photo for the Ohio Agriculture Experiment Station's leading men and women, taken in 1895. The man in the middle of the front row is the first director of the OAES, Charles Thorne.

A crowd gathers around Charles Thorne while he discusses Wheat Field Day in 1918.

Charles E. Thorne became the first director of what eventually became OARDC from 1887-1921.

Charles Thorne.JPG
Charles E. Thorne started working at the OAES as a foreman right after graduating college. When he noticed the station was not near as large or successful as it could have been (mostly due to its location in Columbus), the young man started sharing…
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