Early days in Perry County, OH, including the communities of New Lexington, Shawnee, Somerset, New Straitsville, Corning, Junction City, Rendville, Thornville, and Thornport, 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, They include the view at the Coal Mines in Shanee; St. Joseph's Church and Convent in 1846, near Somerset; and a central View in Somerset in 1846. Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: Coal and Iron; St. Joseph's, the oldest Catholic church in Ohio; Academy of St. Mary of the Springs; Muster Day with Free Fights; Phil Sheridan's Boyhood, Homestead, Mother, and Life; and the History of the Poem "Sheridan's Ride". GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, and biographies on Januarius Aloysius MacGahan, Bulgaria's Liberator, Gen. James M. Comly, journalist, and Oliver Hazard Perry. 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 Januarius Aloysius MacGahan, the Old Toll Gate, the Shrine of St. Joseph, and Jeremiah M. Rusk, map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Perry County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Perry County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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