Remembering Carl E. Smith


SPRING VALLEY — Carl Smith was raised in Spring Valley. He taught school for several years, and was a breeder of basset hounds. His book on training the basset hound was well read by dog owners. I addition to his many other interests, he was a poet and author. Nearing his 90th birthday, he wrote a poem “What is it like to be Ninety?” Each year, he added a new poem as he neared 99. His poem “Low Green Tent” was perhaps his favorite. Mr. Smith was named Ohio Poet Laureate in 1983.

Historical brief provided by Joan Baxter.

Historical brief provided by Joan Baxter.

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