Early days in Morrow County, OH, including the communities of Mt. Gilead, Cardington, Centerville, Edison, Sparta, Marengo and Johnsville, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 18 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, printed on a parchtex paper. They include a 1886 photograph of County Buildings in Mt. Gilead, an attractive drawing of an Ohio Buckeye Branch, and a delightful sketch of a Pioneer Passenger Train. Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: A Stolen Baby; the Underground Railroad; the Temperance Society; Clipping the Hair of a US Marshall; the Double-Headed Baby; the Story of Richard Dillingham; Daniel McCartney, the Memory Prodigy; Albert P. Morehouse, Gov. of Missouri; and Calvin S. Brice, US Senator. 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, feature news items from the 1960s, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Morrow County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Morrow County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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