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Unexpected Healer: The Story of Dr. Jane Payne to be presented at Historical Society

By Timothy Perry

September 1, 2015 - 7:59 PM

Dr. Lorle Porter, Professor Emerita, Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, will return to the Knox County Historical Society's Museum, located at 875 Harcourt Rd., to present the Story of Dr. Jane Payne at 7:30 PM tomorrow evening. 

Dr. Payne's work and sacrifice here during and after the Civil War was a great blessing and an inspiration to the sick and needy of Knox County. - See more at:

Dr. Jane Payne practiced medicine here in Mount Vernon from 1860 until her death in 1882. Dr. Payne's work and sacrifice in the area during and after the Civil War is considered to have been a great blessing and an inspiration to the sick and needy of Knox County.

Dr. Porter, has been recognized by the American Association of State and Local History as "...Southeastern Ohio's historical conscience, loyal friend, and cooperative partner in the cause of ensuring that the history of the people of this region remains at the heart of its evolving present and future." For many years she has been gathering information on one of America's early female doctors.

Her books include The Western Leatherwood Valley: Lore City, Gibson Station, New Gottengen (1991/2003), The Immigrant Cocoon: Eastern Europeans in the Cambridge, Ohio Coalfield (1995/2003), Roscoe: Generations-Regeneration (1992), Discovering Ohio's Hill Country (1993), A People Set Apart: Scotch-Irish in Eastern Ohio (1998), Sarah's Table: Keeping House in Ohio, 1800-1950 (2001), and St. Patrick's People: Irish and English Catholics in Early Ohio History (2003), and Politics & Peril - Mount Vernon, Ohio in the Nineteenth Century (2005). and Dan Emmett: Burnt Cork Artist Extraordinaire (2008)

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