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20th CENTURY HISTORY
of
Springfield and Clark County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Publ: Biographical Publishing Co.
Geo. Richmond, Pres      C. R. Arnold, Sec'y and Treas.
Chicago, Illinois

1908

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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CHAPTER I. - PREHISTORIC MATTER 19
   - A Tale of the Airly Days
 - Geological Formation
 - Limestone Formation
 - Coal, Oil and Gas
 - Glacial Drift
 - Singular Growth of Timber
 - Prehistoric Man
 - Prehistoric Animals
 - Mounds and Mound Builders
 - The Bechtle Mound
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CHAPTER II - TOPOGRAPHY 32
   - Character of the Surface
 - Elevation Above Lake Erie
 - Mad River
 - Tributaries of Mad River
 - Little Miami and Other Streams
 - Character and Fertility of the soil
 - Timber
 - Comparative Table of Crops.
 
CHAPTER III. - INDIAN OCCUPATION 44
   - In a Condition of Nature
 - Erie Indians
 - Iroquois
 - Twightwees
 - Shawnees
 - Indian Village
 - Battle of Piqua
 - Tecumseh
 - Indian Character
 - Indian Fighting
 - Indian Incidents, etc.
 
CHAPTER IV. - THE OLD NORTHWEST 61
   - The Old Northwest
 - Settlement by the French
 - French Settlement in Ohio
 - French Dominion
 - English Dominion
 - Important Part of the Revolution
 - United States' Control
 - Ordinance of 1787
 - Arthur St. Clair
 
CHAPTER V. - STATE AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT 72
   - Ohio
 - Admission of State
 - County and Township Organization
 - Organization of Counties
 - Formation of Clark County
 - Systems of Survey
 - The U. S. Rectangular Survey
 - Miami Rivers Survey
 - Virginia Military Survey
 - Pre-emption Lots
 - Table of Measurements
 - Name of Boundary
 - Selection of County Seat
 - New Boston
 - George Rogers Clark
 
CHAPTER VI. - PIONEERS AND PIONEER DAYS 89
   - No Time Like the Old Times
 - The Squatter
 - The Pioneer and His Times
 - First Settlers and Settlements
 - Present Pioneers
 - Wild Animals and their Extinction
 - John Paul, the First Settler
 - Johnny Appleseed and Other Characters
 - Simon Kenton
 - Gen. Anderson's Address at the Ohio Centennial
 
CHAPTER VII. - COUNTY POLITICS AND ROSTER OF OFFICIALS 109
   - Whigs and Republicans in Politics
 - Vote at Presidential Election
 - Close Calls and Defeats
 - Log Cabin Campaign
 - Pre-eminence in Politics
 - Civil War Spirits
 - War Politics
 - Political Meetings
 - Garfield and Pendleton Debate
 - Keifer-Bushnell Contest
 - Unsuccessful Candidates
 - Plug Hat Brigade
 - Incidents Attending Elections Under Former Laws
 - State Officials
 - Apportionment to Congress
 - Congressional Districts
 - Members of Congress
 - State Senators
 - Representatives
 - Common Pleas Judges
 - Probate Judges
 - Clerks of Court
 - Prosecuting Attorneys
 - Sheriffs
 - Auditors
 - Treasurers
 - Recorders
 - Surveyors
 - Coroners
 - County Commissioners
 - Infirmary Directors
 
CHAPTER VIII. - MISCELLANEOUS NOTABLE EVENTS 127
   - Centennial of the Battle of Piqua
 - Springfield Centennial
 - Underground Railway
 - White Rescue Case
 - Springfield's First Riot
 - The Second Riot
 - Cyclones
 - Freshets
 - The Great East Street Shops
 - The Crusades.
 
CHAPTER IX. - COUNTY BUILDINGS, ETC. 145
   - Court House
 - East County Building
 - West County Building
 - County Jail
 - Soldiers Monument
 - County Infirmary
 - Children's Home
 - Agricultural Societ
 
CHAPTER X. - PUBLIC ROADS AND HIGHWAYS 154
   - Condition of Roads Indicative of Advancement
 - Indian Trails, etc.
 - Early Roads
 - Military Route
 - Corduroy Roads
 - National Roads
 - Toll Pikes
 - Stage Coach Trip Through Springfield at 1823
 - Dickens' Ride Through Ohio in 1842.
 
CHAPTER XI. - RAILROADS AND TRACTION LINES 170
   - Building of Railroads
 - First Railroad
 - N. Y., P. & O.
 - Springfield, Jackson & Pomeroy
 - I., B. & W.
 - Present Railroad Systems
 - Traction Lines
 - Street Railways
 - Telegraph
 - Telephone; Bell Company, Home Company
 
CHAPTER XII. -  MILLS 179
   - The Old Mill
 - Mills of MAD RIVER:
Medway Mills, Eagle City Mills, Rector's Mill, Kizer Mill, Hertzler's -Snyderville Mill, Woodbury Mill, Ross Mill, Nauman Mill, Croft Mill, Snyder's Mill, Grisso Mill, Leffel's Mill, Kneisley's Distillery, Rubsam's Mill, Enon Mill
 - BUCK CREEK:
Lagonda Mill, Rennick-Bechtel Mill, Kitt Mill, Hunter Mill, Dawson-Runyan Mill, Rabbits-Olds Mill, Buckeye Works-P. O. Mast Co., Pitts Threshing Machine Shop, Snyder Hydraulic, Foos Oil Mill
 - BEAVER CREEK:
 - Tributary of Buck Creek:
 Demint's Mill, Lingle Mill, Fisher Mill, Foos Mill, Lowry Mill, Filler Mill
 - MILL CREEK:
Robert Mill, Paden's Mill, Leffel Saw Mill
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DONNELL'S CREEK:
Donnell's Mill, Lowrey's Mill, Baisinger Mill
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ROCK RUN
 -
CHAPMAN'S CREEK:
Lance's Mill, Seitz Mill, Chatterlen Mill, Enoch's Mill, Dibert's Mill
 -
HONEY CREEK:
Black's Mill, Rayburn Mill, Paul Mill
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LITTLE MIAMI RIVER:
Clifton Mills, Knot's Mill, Burk's Mill
 -
MUDDY RUN:
Shellabarger Mills, Partington Mill
 -
MISCELLANEOUS
 
CHAPTER XIII. - FRATERNAL HOMES AND PHILANTHROPIC INSTITUTIONS 197
   - Be Kind
 - Ohio Masonic Home
 - Odd Fellows' Home
 - Knights of Pythias' Home
 - Oesteroen Orphans' Home
 - Clark Memorial Home
 
CHAPTER XIV. - MILITARY HISTORY OF SPRINGFIELD AND CLARK COUNTY, OHIO 206
   - Paper Read by Gen. J. Warren Keifer at First Centennial of Springfield
 - Revolutionary and Territorial Times
 - War of 1812-1815
 - Mexican War, 1846-1848
 - Civil War, 1861-1865
 - Second Ohio Infantry
 - Third Ohio Infantry
 - Sixteenth Ohio Infantry
 - Thirty-first Ohio Infantry
 - Forty-fourth Ohio Infantry
 - Seventy-first Ohio Vol. Infantry
 - Eighty-sixth Ohio Infantry
 - Ninety-fourth Ohio Infantry
 - One Hundred and Tenth Ohio Infantry
 - One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Ohio
 - One Hundred and Forty-sixth Ohio Infantry
 - One Hundred and Firty-second Ohio Infantry
 - One Hundred and Fifty-third Ohio Infantry
 - Sixteenth Ohio Independent Battery
 - Seventeenth Ohio Independent Battery
 - Squirrel Hunters, 1862
 - First Kentucy Infantry
 - United States Navy
 - United States Military Academy
 - Spanish War, 1898
 
CHAPTER XV. - TOWNSHIPS 221
   - Bethel
 - German
 - Green
 - Harmony
 - Madison
 - Mad River
 - Moorefield
 - Pike
 - Pleasant
 - Springfield
 
CHAPTER XVI. - VILLAGES 318
   - Allentown
 - Beatty
 - Bowlusville
 - Brighton
 - Brottensburg
 - Catawba
 - Clifton
 - Cortsville
 - Dialton
 - Dolly Varden
 - Donnelsville
 - Durbin
 - Eagle City
 - Enon
 - Harmony
 - Hennesy
 - Hustead
 - Lawrenceville
 - Lagonda
 - Limestone City
 - Lisbon
 - Medway
 - New Boston (See Chapter 5)
 - New Carlisle
 - New Moorefield
 - Northampton
 - Owlton
 - Pitchin
 - Plattsburg
 - Selma
 - Sugar Grove
 - South Charleston
 - Tremont City
 - Vienna
 - Villa
 - Windsor
 
CHAPTER XVII. - CITY OF SPRINGFIELD (I) 358
     
CHAPTER XVIII. - SPRINGFIELD (II) EDUCATION - SCHOOLS 455
     
CHAPTER XIX. - SPRINGFIELD (III) CHURCHES 474
     
CHAPTER XX. - BENCH AND BAR - Partially Done 8/1/2019 514
     
CHAPTER XXI. - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION OF CLARK COUNTY - Partially Done 8/16/2019 536
     
  BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX  

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