Early days in Ottawa County, OH, including the communities of Port Clinton, Gibraltar, Lakeside, Elmore, Oak Harbor, Carroll, Genoa, and Put-in-Bay, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 33 Page Booklet reprinted from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Guide (1940 WPA Writers Project), and other hard-to-find sources. The spiral-bound booklet is printed one-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 Howe book, printed on a parchtex paper. These include the Lighthouse and Methodist Church in Port Clinton, a view of Gibraltar from Put-in-Bay and the Ottawa County Court House. Among the many and diverse topics covered are: The Trial of Bennet G. Burley, Perry's Victory on Lake Erie, an Island Castle, an Enterprising Polar Bear, Jay Cooke's remarkable career, the Wine Islands, the "wholesome community" of Lakeside, preaching to the Wyandots and a Soldiers Reunion. The material from The Ohio Guide, a Public Works Project, gives extensive information on Lake Erie's history and interesting sites from a 1940 vantage point. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, a brief 1941 article on Oliver Hazard Perry, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Ottawa County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Ottawa County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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