Early days in Geauga County,OH and its communities of Chardon, Middlefield, Huntsburg, Burton, Chester Cross Roads,and Parkman, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 16 Page Booklet of excerpts reproduced directly from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio and other hard-to-find sources. The spiral-bound booklet is single-sided on 60# paper, with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. IN ADDITION TO THE BOOKLET the buyer will receive THREE Computer-Enhanced 8 1/2 x 11 Prints of engravings from the original book, suitable for framing. These include the picture below of the public square in Chardon in 1846, the Chardon public square in 1887 and making maple sugar. Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: hardships of early settlers, the Great Drought of 1845, the New Connecticut People, the Western Reserve, the maple sugar industry, cheese making, fishing, the abundance of widows and an ancedote concerning Rutherford B. Hayes. A 1933 history of newspapers in the county, a brief look at Ohio's maple sugar industry (1941), and maps showing the 88 Ohio counties and 1805 Ohio are also included. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, and biographical information on Gov. Seabury Ford, Judge Peter Hitchcock (father of the Constitution of Ohio), Gen. Mortimer D. Leggett (who fought for free schools in Ohio), and remarkable Civil War veteran E.P. Latham.
Geauga County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Geauga County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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