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Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Cross Family Business

"It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't." –President Martin Van Buren 

Freedom, William Nelson and Lincoln Hill

free·dom (noun) - The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wantswithout hindrance or restraint;...

Meigs County’s railroads

“Railroad train, railroad train, hurry some more; put a little steam on just like never before. Hustle...

The Roots in Rutland of Home on the Range

It’s an age old question, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” In Meigs County, which came first,...

Meigs County Christmas in the Depression – 1933

December 1933. The most publicized romance of its day officially came to an end as...

Steamboats and Meigs County

“Here’s to you all, our sentiments are real, may your days be as brightand your hearts be as light as the spray from an ol’...

Ohio History Day comes to Rio

RIO GRANDE, Ohio  – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College and the Gallia-Vinton Educational Service Center (ESC) will...

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...

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