Early days in Highland County, OH, and its various communities, including Hillsboro, Greenfield, Leesburg, Lynchburgh, New Petersburgh and Sinking Springs, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 21 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 a residential street in Hillsboro in 1890, a business street in Hillsborough, and "Singing Before a Saloon." Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: the Hillsborough Academy, the Women's Temperance Crusade; the Women's Whiskey Raid at Greenfield, Gov. Allen Trimble and William A. Trimble, Gov. Joseph Benson Foraker -- including extracts from his Civil War journal; Ohio's Wonderland including Dry Cave, Wet Cave, Dancing Cave and Marble Cave, Profile Rock, Gypsy Glen, Bracket Rock, Mussett Hole and Boone Tree; Fort Hill, an ancient earthwork; the "Hard Year" (1807); the remarkable fortitude of two boys; and "a law to encourage the killing of squirrels." Was your great-great grandmother a crusader? GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, names of the women in the temperance crusade (about 150 names!), and biographical information on some prominent citizens -- Henry S. Doggett, Samuel P. Scott, Charles H. Collins, Henry A. Shepherd, Hugh I. McMichels, Otway Curry, the Rev. James B. Finley and James Carlisle. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, excerpts from The Ohio Guide (a 1940 WPA Writers Project), a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Highland County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Highland County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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