A 1941 view of Lake County Ohio and it's history is depicted in this booklet, a slightly abridged reprint of Lake County History, compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration (WPA) in the State of Ohio. The booklet is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the tri-color ffront cover. Contents include: The County Today; The First Americans; The Western Reserve; Political Units; Early Settlement; Transportation; Industry; Farming; Churches; The Mormons; Schools; Group Life; Libraries; Newspapers; The Arts; Famous Men (James Garfield, Samuel Huntington, General Edward Paine, General John S. Casement, George Trumbull Ladd, Frederick Burr Opper, James A. Beard, William H. Beard, Thomas H. Harvey and Robert Green Ingersoll) ; Historic Highlights; and Research Sources. Illustrations (which vary in quality): the Lake County Courthouse at Painesville, "Ye Old Tavern" at Unionville, Rider Tavern at Painesville, Dr. Wesley Willoughby, the town of Willoughby in 1846, Painesville City Hall, Samuel Huntington, Willoughby Medical Center, Painesville in 1848, Blair's Bridge, Storrs and Harrison Nursery, the Mormon Temple at Kirtland, Andrews School for Girls, Willoughby, Lake Erie College, Painesville, St. Hubert's Church, Kirtland, George Trumbull Ladd Birthplace, Painesville, Dr. John Mathews Home, Painesville, the First Courthouse, Joseph Smith, John Casement, James Garfield, Garfield Home (Lawnfield), Mentor, and a Reproduction of Garfield's Birthplace, and a few others.
Lake County (WPA), OH
Sources: Lake County History
Authors: WPA Writers
Original Publication Year: 1941
Original Publisher: Goodspeed Publishing Co.
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