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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Running the rails: The Ohio River Electric Railway & Power Company

All aboard! Not an uncommon thing to hear before a train departs for its next destination. As I sat down to write this week’s...

Remembering the Middleport-Pomeroy rivalry

Rivalry: (noun) competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field. Today the most active rivalry in Meigs County would easily...

Big Mama Sprague and her Meigs County captains

“What I love most about rivers is you can’t step in the same river twice; the water’s always changing, always flowing...” – Judy Kuhn....

As the Old Ohio Flows: Buckeye Rovers

In 1849, “California Fever” hit southeastern Ohio. Several people in Meigs County headed west to leave behind a depression and a cholera epidemic plaguing...

The true story on Nelson Story

This week in my American History class at Southern High School, I started a chapter on settling the west. Topics include things like The...

The bridge of our past was once the bridge of our...

November 12, 1928, the Pomeroy Bend Bridge, or as it came to be known, the Pomeroy – Mason Bridge, opened to traffic and would...

History of Meigs County Townships, Part 2

In addition to the townships from Gallia County mentioned in last week’s article that helped to form Meigs County in 1819, Athens County also...

History of Meigs County Townships, Part 1

Meigs County was formed on April 1, 1819, and was created out of parts of Athens and Gallia Counties. Originally, Washington County included all...

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...

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