Early days in Scioto County, OH, including the communities of Portsmouth, Sciotoville, Lucasville, Buena Vista, Galena and Wheelersburg, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this New 29 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 8 1/2 x 11 Computer-Enhanced Prints made from an engraving in the original book. These include: Portsmouth in 1846, the Landing at Portsmouth, and Buckhorn Cottage. Among the many and diverse topics covered are: Celoron de Blenville's Expedition of 1749; Indian Decoy Boats; Adventures of Four Worthy Spies in 1792; Ill-Fated Settlement Attempts; Early Pioneers; Stone Quarries; the French Grant and French Settlers; a Pioneer 4th of July; a Novel Foot Race; Keel Boats; stories of Gov. robert Lucas; and Buckhorn Cottage Retreat. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, and biographies of Samuel Keys, Samuel Marshall Sr., Thomas McDonald, John Lindsay, Major Isaac Bonser and Daniel J. Ryan. 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. Also included in the booklet is a page on newspapers in the county, a map showing Ohio's 88 counties and an 1805 Ohio map.
Scioto County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Scioto County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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