Early days in Mercer County, OHIO, including the communities of Celina, Shane's Crossing, Fort Recovery, Mendon, Coldwater, Mercer and St. Henry, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 26 Page Booklet, primarily reprinted from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio. The spiral-bound booklet is 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 of engravings from the original book, reproduced on a parchtex paper. These include the 1890 view of Celina, the Mercer County Reservoir circa 1846, and Emlen Institute. Among the many and diverse topics discussed in the booklet are: Gen. Hugh Mercer; St. Clair's Defeat in 1791; the experiences of Major Jacob Fowler and Mr. McDowell; the heroism of William Kennan; the attack on Ft. Recovery in 1794; Capt. John Whistler; a chopping bee; William "Sausage" Sawyer and other nicknames; the Mercer County Reservoir; Emlen Institute; Freed Slave Settlement; Gas Field at Ft. Recovery; a Delayed Burial; and "the father of Celina" James Watson Riley. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses. A 1933 look back at newspapers in Mercer County and maps showing the 88 Ohio counties and 1805 Ohio are also included.
Mercer County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Mercer County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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