Early days in Lorain County, OH, including Elyria, Oberlin, North Amherst, Wellington, Lorain, Grafton and La Grange, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 45 Page Booklet reprinted 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 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. A new illustrated section on the history of Oberlin College, reprinted from a 1900 edition of New England Magazine, taken has recently been added to the booklet. In addition to the booklet, the successful buyer will receive THREE Computer-Enhanced 8 1/2 x 11 Prints made from engravings in the original book, produced on a parchtex paper. They include include: a photo of the Public Square in Elyria 1887, College Buildings in Oberlin in 1846, and a Central View of Wellington. Among the many and diverse topics covered: Curious Engravings from 1533, Morovian Missionaries, Early Settlers, Col. James Smith's Experience as a Captive, the Founding of Elyria, Elyria's Public Square, Charles Arthur Ely, the Western Automatic Screw Co., Sandstone Quaries, the Falls and Caves of the Black River, Elyria Shelter Cave of Antiquities, Oberlin Collegiate Institute, the Abolishionist and the Underground Railroad, the Oberlin-Wellington Slave Rescue Case, Lost in the Woods and Sand Ridges. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, including biographical information on several prominent citizens: Gen. Quincy Adams Gilmore, Asa Mahan, Charles Grandison Finney, John Mercer Langston, Charles Carroll Parsons and Stevenson Burke. 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, a short item on the Oberlin College from a 1941 Ohio history, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Lorain County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Lorain County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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