Early days in Muskingum County, OH, including the communities of Zanesville, New Concord, Dresden, Roseville, Taylorsville, Frazeysburg, Uniontown, and Adamsville, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 43 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, suitable for framing. They include a picture of homeward bound troops passing through Zanesville after the Civil War, Main St. in Zanesville in 1890, and the town of Putnam. Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: the Wakatomaga Indian Campaign; Ebenezer Zane; Ferries; Settlement of Zanesville; Arrest of Two Counterfeiters; Zanesville Water Works;the unusual Y Bridge over the Licking River; the Blue Rock Mine Disaster; a King's Visit; McIntire's Luxury Hotel; Zanesville as State Capital; Zanesville Water Works; the Putman Female Seminary; Making Clay Pottery; Muskingum College; and the Legend of Duncan Falls. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, and biographies of Vice President Thomas Andrew Hendricks, Hugh J. Jewett, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Lewis Cass, Gen. Isaac Van Horn, Gen. Charles Backus Goddard, Ebenezer Buckingham and the Granger family. 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, articles from a 1941 history on the Headley Inn, the Old Toll Gate, the Narrow Guage Railroad, the Y Bridge, the McHenry Home, Zane Grey, the first capitol, Alexander Ross, and William Rainey Harper, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Muskingum County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Muskingum County Ohio / Zanesville Ohio History
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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