Early days in Harrison County, OH, and its various communities, including Cadiz, New Rumley, Freeport, Scio, Bowerston, Jewett, New Athens, Deersville, Hopedale and Harrisville, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 22 Page Booklet of excerpts reproduced directly from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Guide (1940) 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 on a parchtex paper. They include the county buildings in Cadiz, drawn in 1846, the birthplace of General Custer, and a delightful sketch of a pioneer passenger train. Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: names of many early settlers, death of a boastful Indian, the Presbyterian Church at Beach Spring, the "Standing Stone", sheep production, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton's early days, observations of a farmer and Gen. George Custer's birthplace and childhood. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, and biographical material on Bishop Matthew Simpson, John Giles, John Bingham, Prof. David Christie and William Arnold, newspaper editor. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, information on the area from a 1940 WPA project, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Harrison County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Harrison County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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