Early days in Pike County, OH, including the communities of Waverly, Piketon, Jasper and Beavertown, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 19 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 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 book. These include pictures of the Graded Way in Piketon; Waverly in 1886; and a Central View of Piketon in 1846. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Name Origins; Early Settlers; Ancient Earthworks called "The Graded Way"; the Conflict for the County Seat; Malaria Danger in Bottomland; a Blacksmith Shop in a Tree; Bees, Snakes, Locusts and Crows; Squirrels Set the Fashions; the Swearingen Mystery; Opening of the Canal; Hog Monopoly; Racial Incidents in Waverly; and William Hewitt, the Hermit. 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, a map identifying Ohio's 88 counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Pike County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Pike County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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