Early days in Licking County, OH, including Newark, Granville, Homer, Pataskala, Utica, Herron, Hanover, Hartford, Alexandria, and Johnstown, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 46 Page Booklet of excerpts reproduced directly from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, the 1940 WPA book The Ohio Guide and other hard-to-find sources. The spiral bound booklet is printed single-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 made from engravings in the original book, suitable for framing. They include: the Public Square in Newark in 1890, Johnnie Clem, drummer boy of Shiloh, and Denison Baptist University in Granville. Among the many and diverse topics covered: Early Settlers, Indians, the Burlington Tornado, Land for British Refugees, the Mysterious Newark Earthworks, Railroad Strikes, the Opening of the Ohio Canal, the Drummer Boy of Shiloh, the Great Snake Hunt, the Granville Riot, the Old Burying Ground, Tomb Inscriptions, the Rosecrans Family, the Claplin Family and the War Experience of Major Bostwick. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, including biographical information on several prominent citizens: John Ratliff, Ellis Hughes, William Knowles, poet, Justice William Burnham Woods, Hubert Howe Bancroft, Samuel Ryan Curtis and Isaac Smucker. 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 brief 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, short items on Buxton Tavern and Denison College from a 1941 Ohio history, some feature articles from the 1960s, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Licking County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Licking County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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