Category Archives: History

A 136-Foot-Long Diorama Leads To The Study Of A Dentist Who Wrote Westerns

Drive 15 minutes east from Zanesville on the U.S. 40 National Scenic Byway to Norwich, Ohio, and you’ll polish off my third and final “hidden gem”: The National Road and Zane Grey Museum. At this Ohio History Connection site, discover … Continue reading

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Here’s The Rub On Zanesville’s Carnegie Library

An hour into our holiday redeye trips to New York City, the motorcoach makes a quick pickup stop near the Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau. As more passengers push past with their pillows and changes of clothes, I remind … Continue reading

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In A “Tawny Yellow” Library, The Husband Of Another Elizabeth Butler Helped Win The Great War With Books

I’m over the top not only about “Tommies,” but also about doughboys, because I’m related to one. In the summer of 1917, my grandmother and great-grandfather took the train from Columbus to Chillicothe, Ohio to visit my great-great uncle, Charles … Continue reading

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Are You As Over The Top About “Tommies” As I Am?

Articulate. Brilliant. Fascinating. Incredible. A living legend. Read what former students of Jefferson D. Futch III, professor emeritus of history at Washington and Lee University, have to say about him and you’ll soon get the idea that he was one … Continue reading

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Forget Thee, Dr. Rogers? No!

It was July 2008, and I was having a really rough time.  For encouragement, I carried around two emails I had just received that made me feel better whenever I read them. One was from Dubliner. The other was from … Continue reading

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There Are So Many Doorstops To Make. I Am Impatient To Begin.

Ohio Village has everything I need to live a very contented life. I’d reside in the house at the end of the boardwalk, across from the schoolhouse. There’s a study club where I could participate in book discussions, a newspaper … Continue reading

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Pick Pinks And Blues, Shells And Peacocks For The Bertie Look

Do you have a special place to picnic? Beman Dawes and his family did. The Dawes family packed their picnic basket for excursions to a favorite wooded spot near Newark, Ohio. When they noticed lumbermen preparing to cut down some … Continue reading

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