Early days in Pickaway County, OH, including the communities of Circleville, New Holland, Williamsport, Ashville and South Bloomfield, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 32 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 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: an 1836 birdseye view of Circleville, an 1846 sketch of West Main St. in Circleville, and an 1886 photo of Circleville. Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: Slover's Escape; Dunmore's Expedition; Logan, the Mingo Chief; the Famed Logan Elm; Tenant Farming vs. Private Ownership; Ohio Bird Books; Ancient Shawanoese Towns on the Pickaway Plains; the Black Mountains; the Burning Ground; and Ancient Fortifications. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, and biographies of Caleb Atwater, historian; Judge John Cradlebaugh; and Samuel Lutz. The Howe history covers the development of this area until about 1890, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse 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, items from a 1941 history on Chief Cornstalk, the Logan Elm, Chief Logan's speech, Circleville and Virginia and Genevieve Jones, mother and daughter bird illustrators, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Pickaway County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Pickaway County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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