LUCAS COUNTY, OHIO
Booklet / Prints
Early days in Lucas County and its various communities -- Toledo,
Maumee City, Sylvania and Whitehouse -- are recalled through a mixture
of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW
51 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-fine sources.
The spiral-bound booklet, sold exclusively on eBay, is printed
on 60# paper with the fine print enlarged for easier reading.
IN ADDITION TO THE BOOKLET, the high bidder
will receive THREE Computer-Enhanced 8
1/2 x 11 Prints of engravings from the original
book, suitable for framing. These include the Harbor of Toledo (shown
below), a wonderful sketch of the Pioneer Railroad of the West, and
an 1846 drawing of Maumee City from Fort Meigs.
Among the many and diverse topics discussed are:
"The Battle of Fallen Timbers" in 1794; the Development of Toledo; the
Ohio and Michigan War; the life of pioneer Peter Navarre; Uncle Pete
Manor, a French trader; the Legend of Roche du Boeuf; the Great Drouth
of 1838, the value to Ohio of the pioneer railroad, Chief Justice Morrison
Remick Waite; and John S. Kountz, drummer boy of Mission Ridge.
GENEALOGY ENTHUSIASTS will
find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses, along with biographical
information on Gen. James Barrett Steedman, Gen. John W. Fuller; Gen.
Isaac R. Sherwood, Gen. Charles W. Hill; Gen. Charles L. Young; Jesse
W. Scott, newsman; David Ross Locke; James M. Ashley; Clark Waggoner,
writer; and Richard Mott.
The Howe history covers the development of this
area until about 1890, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic
glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical
notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. A 1933
look at newspapers in the county and maps showing the 88 Ohio counties
and 1805 Ohio are included.