Early days in Morgan County, OH, including the communities of McConnelsville, Chesterfield, Deavertown, Stockport and Eaglesport, 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 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 ll Prints made from engravings in the original book, suitable for framing. They include a sketch of McConnellsville in 1846, a photo of McConnellsville in 1886, and an 1885 drawing of Eaglesport. Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: the First Settlement; an Indian Attack; the Devil's Tea Table; Oil, Gas and Salt; a Steamboat Trip up the Muskingum; the Blue Rock Mine Disaster; Comical Incidents of Confederate Gen. John Morgan's Raid during the Civil War; and Biographical Notes on Wisconsin Gov. Jeremiah McLain Rusk and Nebraska Gov. James W. Dawes, both Morgan County natives. 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, brief items from a 1941 Ohio history on Lewis Wetzel, Wetzel Rock, Dr. H. L. True, the sage of the county, Dr. James Ball Naylor, Howard Chandler Christy and the Morgan County Courthouse, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included in the booklet.
Morgan County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Morgan County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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