Early days in Wyandot County, OH, including the communities of Upper Sandusky, Cranetown, Carey, Nevada, Sycamore, Marseilles, Kirby and Warton, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 37 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 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 of engravings from the original book, suitable for framing. These include the Big Sycamore Tree; Crawford's Battleground; and the Indian Jail. Among the many and diverse topics covered in the booklet are: Crawford's Campaign, Crawford and Chief Wingenund; the Burning of Col. Crawford, the Wyandot Indians; the Death of Tarhe "the Crane"; the Big Sycamore at Upper Sandusky; Simon Kenton; the Murder of Sum-Mun-De-Wat; the Wyandot Mission; the Matthew Brayon Mystery; Pietro Cuneo's Experiences; a Wyandot Execution; and a Visit from Charles Dickens. 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 glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. A 1933 history of newspapers in the county, a brief look at Simon Kenton (hero), Simon Girty (villian), Ohio Indians, and the Wyandot Mission, and maps showing the 88 Ohio counties and 1805 Ohio are also included.
Wyandot County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Wyandot County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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