Early days in Union County, OH, including the communities of Marysville, Magnetic Springs, Richwood, Milford Centre, Broadway and Unionville, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 18 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 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, suitable for framing. These include an 1846 sketch of central Marysville, an 1890 photograph of Marysville, and the Union County Courthouse. Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: Col. James Curry's Experiences; the James Ewing farm on the site of old Mingo Town; the Magnetic Springs; the Log Cabin Campaign of Harrison; the "Buckeye" nickname; Political Songs like "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too"; a Night of Suffering for Returning Soldiers; How Capt. Horatio Hamilton Helped a Slave to Freedom; Early Settlers, the Farnhamites, Religious Eccentrics; and the Development of Anti-Slavery Sentiment. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, and biographical material on Otway Curry, a poet, William Henry Smith, manager of the Associated Press, and John H. Shearer, newspaper editor. 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 Union County and maps showing the 88 Ohio counties and 1805 Ohio are also included.
Union County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Union County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
See Description for more info.