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Monday, October 15, 2018

Remembering James Wallace “Boone” Weaver and his skiffs

The earliest record of boatbuilding in Racine dates back to 1822. Larkin’s Pioneer History of Meigs County states, “Mr. Lucius Cross came from Marietta...

Loss leads to love and a life in Letart

Author Barbara Lieberman said, “One does not seek love . . . . It should find you all on its own.” That is most...

Harrisonville’s Man of Medicine and Masonry: Dr. Selim Day

This year Harrisonville Masonic Lodge #411 celebrates 150 years of Freemasonry. This past February, the Grand Lodge of Ohio gathered in Harrisonville for a...

Recalling Jenkins Raid and the Confederacy coming to Meigs County

  If you have lived in southeastern Ohio for any length of time, you have probably heard of Morgan’s Raid through Indiana and Ohio during...

The sporting career of Walter “Mother” Watson

When writing these articles, I typically have a topic or a person in mind, and then when I begin to write it, typically history...

Remembering the writing and accomplishments of W.G. Sibley

When someone thinks of well-known authors or famous journalists from Meigs County, usually two people come to mind: Ambrose Bierce and James Edwin Campbell....

History of Harness Racing at the Meigs County Fair

Harness racing will once again return to The Meigs County Fair on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17. The track at the fairgrounds...

A bit of history on the Meigs County Fair

The month of August brings many familiar things to Meigs County. Soon, teachers and students alike will be returning to school; Friday night lights...

Recalling cholera epedemics in Meigs County

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana. How, you may ask? A fine example today is the...

Remembering the Battle of Buffington Island 155 years later

PORTLAND, Ohio - The summer of 1863 brought headlines of the Civil War including the Great Raid of General John Hunt Morgan and his...

Steamboats once a common sight on the Ohio River

On Thursday, July 17, 2018 my wife and I, along with our friend Gary Coleman, ventured to Huntington, West Virginia, and spent the afternoon...

Memorial event to mark 155th anniversary of the Battle of Buffington...

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The public is invited to join the Ohio History Connection and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War as...

Rio Madog Center celebrates Welsh-American history in Wales

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College takes pride in the Welsh heritage of Southeastern Ohio. The Madog...

Ohio names state park for Jesse Owens

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The daughters of Olympic hero Jesse Owens were joined by Ohio officials including Gov. John Kasich at the grand opening of...

History of Syracuse as a Sundown Town

Any use of racial profanities or language of that sort in this article is used in quotations from articles on the subject and do...

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