Early days in Meigs County, OH, including the communities of Pomeroy, Coalport, Middleport, Minersville, Chester, Racine and Syracuse, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 15 Page Booklet reprinted from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio and other sources. The spiral bound booklet is printed single-sided on 60# paper, with the 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 an 1846 sketch of Pomeroy from the Coal Mines, a photo of Pomeroy from the Ohio River in 1886, and and an attractive drawing of a branch from an Ohio buckeye tree. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Pioneer Life, Coal Mining, the Development of Pomeroy, the Valentine Horton Family, the Salt Industry, a Discourse on Salt and Confederate General John Morgan's Raid. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, excerpts from the hard-to-find WPA project The Ohio Guide, printed in 1940, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Meigs County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Meigs County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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