Early days in Henry County, OH, and its various communities, including Napoleon, Deshler, Liberty Centre and Holgate, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 25 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, such as the 1940 WPA book The Ohio Guide. 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 Napoleon in 1887, one of Girty's Island, and a drawing of a branch from the Ohio Buckeye tree. Among the many and diverse topics covered are: the "Black Swamp"; names of early settlers and the beginnings of Napoleon; and extensive tales about the notorious Simon Girty and his brothers, who were captured and raised by Indians. We've recently added another tale of Simon Girty and Simon Kenton from an old book of "Wild West" stories written in 1901. Girty is generally regarded as a villian, but in this yarn, he's more or less a hero. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, a brief 1941 article on Simon Girty, information from a 1940 WPA project, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Henry County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Henry County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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