Early days in Jackson County and its various communities -- Jackson, Wellston, Oak Hill, Coalton and Glen Roy -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 15 Page Booklet of excerpts reproduced directly from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Guide (a WPA Writers Project) 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 book, suitable for framing. These include a photo of Jackson in 1886, a display of miner's tools, and a delightful sketch of a pioneer railroad. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Early settlers, mining, the old Scioto Salt-Works; Mrs. Martin's story of Indian captivity, the captivity and escape of Samuel Davis, William Williams Mather, a scientist; and mineral wealth of the area. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses. The Howe history covers the development of this area until about 1890, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, a map identifying Ohio's 88 counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Jackson County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Jackson County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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