Early days in Miami County, OH, including the communities of Troy, Piqua, Upper Piqua, Tippecanoe, Covington, Casstown, Bradford, West Milton, Fletcher, Lena and Pleasant Hill, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 26 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. 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, reproduced on a parchtex paper. They include the central view of Troy in 1888, an 1888 sketch of Piqua, and the Miami County Court House. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Clark's Expedition, the first settlers; Andrew Dye's large family; Indian activities; flatboats; the Bentwood Works; the Battle at Piqua; Major Stephen Johnson; the wedded trees; Col. John Johnson; and aged trees. 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 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, an article from a 1941 history on Charles Edwin Bessey, Botanist, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Miami County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Miami County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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