The early history of Mahoning County, OH, including the communities of Youngstown, Canfield and Poland, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 27 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 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 8 1/2 x 11 Computer-Enhanced Prints, suitable for framing, made from engravings in the original book. Pictures include a sketch of Youngstown in 1846, a photo of Youngstown in 1890, and the Brier Hill Furnace. Among the many and diverse topics included: Col. James Hillman, early pioneer; the Murder of Captain George and Spotted John; Iron Manufacturing; Coal Mining; a Narrow Escape; the Election of David Tod as Ohio Govenor in 1861; Judge James Brownlee and his Poetess Daughter, Kate Brownlee Sherwood; Snakes; an Unusual Wedding; and Biographical Sketches of Elisha Whittlesey and John M. Edwards. 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 map of 1905 Ohio, a map showing the location of Ohio's 88 counties, and an item on early Mahoning newspapers are also included.
Mahoning County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Mahoning County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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