Title: Stories of Guernsey County, Ohio: History of an Average Ohio County
Author: William G. Wolfe
Description: Brown, pebbled leatherette boards with faded yellow lettering. A few rubbed spots around edges; little bit of white paint on front board. Previous owner's name and address label on front paste-down. Small dark spot on fore-edge of textblock. Pages clean. Township map on front endpapers. Illustrated. Index. 1093 pp. 10.25 x 7.5 inches.
Contents: Indian and Pioneer Days; Court House Stories; County Offices and Officers; Representatives in Legislative Bodies; Political Stories (accounts of election campaigns and parties between 1812 and 1940); Roads and Railroads; The National Road; War Stories; Morgan's Raid (the 1863 raid led by Confederate General John Hunt Morgan); Guernsey in the First World War; Guernsey County Churches; Schools and Education; Newspapers and Periodicals; Coal, Oil and Gas; Institutions, Organizations and Societies; Visits of Well Known People (stories of seven presidential visits as well as a few others, such as Santa Ana, Black Hawk, Tom Thumb, etc.); Cambridge Stories, Financial Institutions; Temperance Movements; Miscellaneous Stories.
The final 288 pages present separate histories for the county's nineteen townships: Adams, Cambridge, Center, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Liberty, Londonderry, Madison, Millwood, Monroe, Oxford, Richland, Spencer, Valley, Washington, Westland, Wheeling, and Wills.
The author, William Grant Wolfe (1874-1947), was a lifelong resident of Guernsey county, an esteemed educator, and the Superintendent of the Guernsey County Schools for twenty-one years. After retiring in 1935 he began work on his history of the county and was reported to have read every page of every newspaper ever published in Guernsey County.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Published by the Author
Place: Cambridge, Ohio
Keywords: Ohio, Cambridge, Guernsey County, history,
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