Early days in Hardin County,OH, and its various communities, including Kenton, Ada, Forest, Mt. Victory, Dunkirk, Patterson, Ridgeway and Roundhead, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 17 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 printed one-sided on 60# paper with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. A sheet of clear vinyl has been added to protect the front cover. IN ADDITION TO THE BOOKLET the buyer will receive THREE Computer-Enhanced 8 1/2 x 11 Prints of engravings from the original Howe book, suitable for framing. These include the Court House Square in Kenton in 1890, shown below, an 1846 sketch of Kenton, and a picture of Ohio Northern University, in the days when it was called "Ohio Normal University." Among the many and diverse topics covered are: Col. John Hardin, Fort McArthur, Hull's Trail, a pioneer court, Kenton in 1846, early train service, Simon Kenton, the great marshes, Hog Creek Marsh, the ditch laws, Hardin's Great Trees, How Dr. John Knight outwitted his Indian captors, tornado of 1887, Gen. James Robinson, Pioneer Day in 1889, early settlers -- Alfred Hale, Peter McArthur, David Campbell and Samuel Tidd -- and tales of an old stage driver. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, brief 1941 article on Ohio Northern University and another on Simon Kenton for whom Kenton was named, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Hardin County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Hardin County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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