Early days in Lake County, OH, including the communities of Painesville, Willoughby, Kirtland, Mentor, Fairport and Madison, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 24 Page Booklet reprinted from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Guide (a 1940 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, reproduced on parchtex paper. These include the picture of Painesville in 1886, shown below, the Mormon Temple in Kirtland in 1846, and public buildings in Willoughby in 1846. Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: an Indian called Seneca; a visit to Lawnfield, home of the late president James A. Garfield; early settlers; James H. Beard, painter of "the Last Man"; Little Mountain; Kirtland - once headquarters for the Mormon religion; and E. D. Howe's "History of Mormonism." 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 piece on Lake Erie College, and maps showing the 88 Ohio counties and 1805 Ohio are also included.
Lake County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Lake County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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