The early history of Franklin County,OH, including Columbus, Westerville, Worthington and Canal Winchester, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this this NEW 65 Page Booklet reprinted from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio and other sources. The spiral-bound booklet, is printed on 60# paper with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. IN ADDITION TO THE BOOKLET buye will receive THREE Computer-Enhanced 8 1/2 x 11 Prints of engravings from the original book, suitable for framing. These include the view of High Street in 1888, shown below, High Street in 1846 and Ohio State Univesity in 1888. Some of the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: the Great Squirrel Hunt; Hayden Falls; the execution of Chief Leatherlips; Wyandot Indians; boyhood pranks of Supreme Court Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase; a novel 4th of July celebration in Worthington; how Columbus became the capital, asylums and institutions; the tile drainage industry and the gala opening of the Capitol building. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, along with biographical sketches of the following prominent citizens: Keziah Hamlin, Gen. Irvin McDowell (US commander at Bull Run), Lucas Sullivant, William S. Sullivant, Michael Sullivant, Joseph Sullivant, Dr. Lincoln Goodale, Lyne Starling, Dr. James Hoge, Alfred Kelly, Henry Stanbery, Gov. William Dennison, Joseph Swan, Supreme Court Judge Noah Swayne, Vice President Allen G. Thurman, Prof. Leo Lesquereau, Dr. T.G. Wormley, Phineas Bacon Wilcox and Samuel Galloway. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, a brief item on Westerville composer, Benjamin Hanby, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Columbus (Franklin County), OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Franklin County Ohio / History of Columbus Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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