October 21, 2014

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PHOTOS: Time travelers in Wadsworth

“Spirits of the Past” haunted Wadsworth’s historic Johnson House on Friday as part of the city’s bicentennial celebration. The event featured town folks dressed up as characters spanning the past 200 years.

Abraham Lincoln and wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, were the guests of honor Friday at Wadsworth’s bicentennial celebration at historic Johnson House. The president and first lady were portrayed by John W. and Marian King, of Ashtabula, King won first place in the Lincoln look-a-like contest in Gettysburg in 2013. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Abraham Lincoln and wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, were the guests of honor Friday at Wadsworth’s bicentennial celebration at historic Johnson House. The president and first lady were portrayed by John W. and Marian King, of Ashtabula, King won first place in the Lincoln look-a-like contest in Gettysburg in 2013. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Former mayor Caesar Carrino put on a Revolutionary War uniform to become Gen. Elijah Wadsworth, city’s namesake. The general was deeded the land that became the city as a reward for his military service but never took possession. With the general is Linda Warner, who played a 1920s-era hostess at the Johnson House, at 161 High St., next to City Hall, which is the home of the Wadsworth Historical Museum. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Former mayor Caesar Carrino put on a Revolutionary War uniform to become Gen. Elijah Wadsworth, city’s namesake. The general was deeded the land that became the city as a reward for his military service but never took possession. With the general is Linda Warner, who played a 1920s-era hostess at the Johnson House, at 161 High St., next to City Hall, which is the home of the Wadsworth Historical Museum. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

“Spirits of the Past” haunted Wadsworth’s historic Johnson House Friday as part of the city’s Bicentennial celebration. The event featured town folks dressed up as characters spanning the past 200 years. At left, Stacia Gotto, adult services librarian at Wadsworth Library, dons a feather boa to become a 1920s flapper. Event chairwoman Nancy Hauck, playing a Downton Abbey-era maid, steps out of character to use a cell phone to provide directions to the Johnson House for John W. and Marian King, who came from Ashtabula to portray Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Next to Hauck is Carole Spohn as Penelope Artois, a Wadsworth pioneer woman rescued from Indians. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

“Spirits of the Past” haunted Wadsworth’s historic Johnson House Friday as part of the city’s Bicentennial celebration. The event featured town folks dressed up as characters spanning the past 200 years. At left, Stacia Gotto, adult services librarian at Wadsworth Library, dons a feather boa to become a 1920s flapper. Event chairwoman Nancy Hauck, playing a Downton Abbey-era maid, steps out of character to use a cell phone to provide directions to the Johnson House for John W. and Marian King, who came from Ashtabula to portray Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Next to Hauck is Carole Spohn as Penelope Artois, a Wadsworth pioneer woman rescued from Indians. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)