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HARDIN COUNTY, OHIO

** Source:
A Twentieth Century History of Hardin County, Ohio
A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress
Its People and Its Principal Interests
By Minnie Ichler Kohler
of Kenton
- ILLUSTRATED -
- Vol. I  & II -
Published:  The Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago
1910

 


PART ONE - THE FORMATIVE PERIOD
I. HARDIN COUNTY BEFORE ORGANIZATION 3
II. FIRST FEEBLE SETTLEMENTS IN HARDIN COUNTY 12
III. ORGANIZATION OF HARDIN COUNTY 16
IV. PIONEERS AND THEIR TROUBLES 50
V. DAWN OF PROSERITY - PRIMITIVE COMMERCE 55
VI. SOCIAL LIFE OF PIONEERS 62
VII. NOTABLE PIONEERS 66


PART TWO - FROM INFANCY TO YOUTH
I. RAILROADS OF HARDIN COUNTY 73
II. BANISHING PLAGUES AND DEVELOPING AGRICULTURE 76
III. HARDIN COUNTY MILITARY HISTORY 80
IV. SUCCESSORS TO THE PIONEERS 161
V. HISTORIES OF HARDIN COUNTY TOWNS 165
VI. HISTORY OF ADA AND THE UNIVERSITY 196


PART THREE - THE PRESENT ERA OF PROSPERITY.
I. THE BAR OF HARDIN COUNTTY 221
II. MEDICAL PROFESSION OF HARDIN COUNTY 235
III. HARDIN COUNTY BANKS 247
IV. KENTON, THE COUNTY SEAT 256
V. LODGES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS 313
VI. AGRICULTURAL WEALTH AND INDUSTRIAL LIFE 350
VII. HARDIN COUNTY NEWSPAPER HISTORY 364
VIII. NOTABLE PEOPLE OF HARDIN COUNTY 393
IX. SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL STATUS 412
X. POLITICAL HISTORY OF HARDIN COUNTY 431
XI. A GLANCE BACKWARD 441


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