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Wayne County

Book Description:

Early days in Wayne County, OH, including the communities of Wooster, Orrville, Doylestown, Shreve, Dalton, Sterling, Creston, Fredericksburg, Congress, Burbank, Apple Creek, West Salem, Marshallville and Mount Eaton, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 20 Page Booklet reprinted from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, 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 a view of Wooster's Public Square drawn in 1846, a photograph of the square 41 years later, and a picturesque sketch of an early passenger train. Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: the Formation and Original Extent of the County; Indian Trails; Early Settlers; How Smoking Led to an Explosion; the University of Wooster; When an Indian Wanted Grease; Mock Indian Scares; Chief Johnny-Cake "Skedaddles", the Remains of Buffaloes and Cedar Trees; the Adventures of Adam Poe, Indian Fighter; Harry Franks, Indian Captive; a Wild Bunch of Outlaws and the Market House Mob. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses,and biographical material on John S. Rarey, a horse tamer; the colorful life of Herr Driesbach, the lion tamer and his wife; William B. Allison, senator; Gen. Thomas Thornton Eckert, superintendent of telegraphy for the Army of the Potomic in the Civil War; France Fuller and Metta Fuller, poets and writers; Edward Thomson, bishop of the M.E. Church; Reasin Beall, Congressman; and John Sloane, United States treasurer. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in Wayne County, excerpts from The Ohio Guide a 1940 WPA writer's project), brief piece on two colleges, an excerpt from The Ohio Guide (1940 WPA project), and maps showing the 88 Ohio counties and 1805 Ohio are also included.

Wayne County, OH
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Cover of Wayne County History

Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Wayne County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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