Discover the Morgan County Ohio of yesteryear in this NEW 8.5" x 11" booklet, an excerpt from History of Southeastern Ohio and the Muskingum Valley, a rare history originally published in 1928 by S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. of Chicago. The 47-page spiral bound booklet is printed on 60# bond paper with the front cover protected with a vinyl sheet. Some of the topics included are: Geologists and the Muskingum River; Indians; Prehistoric Sites; Big Bottom Massacre stories -- William Stacey, Mrs. Isaac Meeks, Isaac Choate; Obadiah Brokaw and the Massacre Monument; County organization; How McConnelsville won and maintained the prize -- the county seat; Swapping Townships; Settlers; Physical hardships; County buildings; Township records; Importance of the Muskingum; Stories by Capt. Erven Travis, a pilot on the Muskingum; the flatboat industry; Morgan County's part in the country's wars -- Mexican, Civil War, World War I (casualties listed), and others; Underground Railroad; Banks; Oil and Gas; Schools and Churches; and other items of interest. Illustrations include: MacGahan Monument at New Lexington, the “Old Square” Courthouse in Somerset; an Old Time Toll Gate; St. Aloysius Academy, New Lexington; and a full-page sketch of New Lexington’s “new” High School.
Morgan County(USA Series), OH
Sources: History of Morgan County Ohio USA; History of Southeastern Ohio and the Muskingum Valley
Authors: Mary L. Geiffs
Original Publication Year: 1928
Original Publisher: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co.
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