Early days in Guernsey County and its various communities -- Cambridge, Cumberland, Quaker City, Byesville, Washington and Salesville -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 19 page booklet of excerpts reproduced directly from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, the 1940 WPA book The Ohio Guide, and other hard-to-find sources. The spiral-bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. 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. They include: the picture of 1846 Cambridge, an 1888 view of Cambridge, and a Pennyroyal Distillery. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Indian attacks, Zane's Trace, Will's Creek, Duck Creek, Horseshoe Falls, twin sycamores, the Leatherwood God and the Dylksites, Pennyroyal raising and distilling, horse thievery and counterfeiting, Perry's Den in Spencer Township and the Meteor of 1860. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, along with biographical information on the Rev. John Abels, Bethnel Ables, Joseph Ferrell, Newell Kennon and William Morton. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, brief articles from a 1941 Ohio history on Zane's Trace and Pennyroyaldom, a map identifying Ohio's 88 counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Guernsey County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Guernsey County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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