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Explore the Buckeye State’s folklore, towns, and people—a snapshot of Buckeye life, past and present. Learn about the frontier legend Gen. "Mad” Anthony Wayne; nitro shooters, tattooed chickens, and moonshiners; the phenomenon of Eugene, Sabina’s cadaver-in-residence; the glory years of Indian Lake; and, of course, quintessential ghost towns named Sodom, Knockemstiff, Rural, Mudsock, San Toy, and Dull. Described as a love song to Ohio, this publication is a key to a time long past, when places like Whigville, Tunnel, and Toots Corner ruled the day.
This index contains more than 30,000 burials that took place in New St. Joseph Cemetery, also known as St. Joseph Irish Cemetery, between January 1850 and December 1894. The names were taken from microfilm copies of the original records. Also included are lists of LDS film numbers; original lot owners; and priests serving Irish parishes in or near Hamilton County, Ohio.
Howard Gieringer comes from a family of entrepreneurs, beginning with his German-immigrant grandfather, his father and he continued to be part of the business community that served Miamitown, Ohio, located on the banks of the Great Miami River. His reminiscences about the businesses, the people, and the historic events of this small village on the West side of Cincinnati are both informative and entertaining. The location of this town offered opportunities for fishing and gold—both pastimes that ultimately led to many adventures around the globe, well up into his later years. The map of Miamitown, with a key to the various places mentioned in the book, allows the reader to feel as though he is right in the middle of each story.
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Indiana’s little-known Shaker community is brought to life in the letters from a collection of rare Shaker documents and diaries edited by Cheryl Bauer and assembled in this book as well as accounts by William Henry Harrison and other early 19th century visitors to the village that began in Knox County in 1808 and closed in 1826. Two hundred years after its founding, West Union retains two historic distinctions: it was the westernmost major Shaker village in the country and the Shaker community most directly affected by the War of 1812.
As the story of the American Civil War is now being told through the letters, diaries, and memoirs of those who served in the lower ranks, this engaging memoir, written by William James Smith to his children, is finally made available to the public. The experience that Smith relates is not only that of an Ohio private in a volunteer cavalry regiment of the Union army, but also one of a larger slice of the Civil War itself.