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Meigs history groups host Ohio Local History Alliance Region 9 meeting

Meigs history groups host Ohio Local History Alliance Region 9 meeting MIDDLEPORT, Ohio -...

Remembering James McHenry Jones

James McHenry Jones February is recognized as Black History Month. In the book about early...

Political climate of 1860

When running for the Illinois Senate against Steven Douglas, Abraham Lincoln gave his famous “A house divided...

Early Spring? Buckeye Chuck thinks so

Buckeye Chuck says winter will continue six more weeks. File photo. MARION, Ohio - Ohio’s own groundhog did...

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...

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