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Jefferson County
Ohio

20th Century History of Steubenville & Jefferson Co., Ohio
(by Joseph B. Doyle - Publ Richmond-Arnold Publ. Co. - Chicago - 1910)

Contents

CHAPTER I. - TOPOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY ..................................................................................................................... 19
  Physical Features of the County - Formation of the Coals and Fire Clays - The Glacial Period and its Work - Elevation and Climate.  
CHAPTER II. - PRIMEVAL MAN............................................................................................................................................... 28
  Leaves an Interesting Relic - The Mound Builders and Early Indian Artists  
CHAPTER III. - THE INDIAN TRIBES ...................................................................................................................................... 39
  Jefferson County and Neighboring Aborigines - Their Locations, Traditions and Mythology - Indian Character Generally
CHAPTER IV. - COMING OF THE WHITE MAN .................................................................................................................... 59
  Early Settlers, English and French - Different Methods - Story of De-he-wamis - Wars With the Whites.
CHAPTER V. - EXPLORING THE OHIO COUNTRY............................................................................................................... 72
  Croghan's Visit to Mingo - Early Claims - Washington's Visit in 1770 - The Logan Massacre - Bloody Reprisals -  Dunmore's War and Logan's Last Speech.
CHAPTER VI. - THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ................................................................................................................... 87
  War Along the Border - Battle of Fort Henry - Clark Secures the Ohio Valley- The Guadenhutten Massacre and Crawford Expedition.
CHAPTER VII. - PIONEER SETTLERS ...................................................................................................................................... 107
  Their Environment and Their Perils - Maxwell's Cabin and Massacre - Trouble with the Authorities - Thrilling Incidents - Last Indian Battle - Climate and Early Social Customs.
CHAPTER VIII. - A NEW ERA .................................................................................................................................................... 123
  Beginning of the United States Land System - Primitive Block-houses and Building of Fort Steuben - Survey of the Seven Ranges - A Busy Year and Permanent Settlements - First United States Land Office.
CHAPTER IX - COUNTY ORGANIZATION ............................................................................................................................. 129
  From Lake to Riaver - Subsequent Changes and Present Boundary.
CHAPTER X. - LEGAL: JUDICIAL, EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE ................................................................................... 134
  Bench and Bar - Eminent Jurists and Attorneys - The Great War Ministers - Roster of Judicial, Executive and Legislative Officers - Congressional Representatives.
CHAPTER XI. - RECORD OF PATRIOTISM ............................................................................................................................ 154
  Soldiers of Five Wars - American Revolution - Second War with Great Britain - Mexican War - The Great Civil Conflict - Daring Deeds of Mitchell Raiders - Morgan's Raid - Spanish War.
CHAPTER XII. - HORTICULTURE ........................................................................................................................................... 198
  Story of Johnny Appleseed - His First Ohio Orchard - Early Nurseries - New Varieties of Apples - Other Fruits.
CHAPTER XIII. - PUBLIC HIGHWAYS .................................................................................................................................. 205
  Indian Trail to Pike - Diversion of the national Road - Era of Stage Coach - Modern Turnpike Building.
CHAPTER XIV - THE GREAT WATER TRAIL ........................................................................................................................ 217
  Canoe to Keelboat and Flat - First Steamboat on the Ohio - Rise and Decline of River Trade - The Floating Palace and the Big Towboat - Proposed Big Inland Canal.
CHAPTER XV. - STEAM AND TROLLEY .............................................................................................................................. 236
  Railroads and Telegraph - Trolley and Telephone - An Electrical Centre in an Electric Age.
CHAPTER XVI. - NATURAL RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT ................................................................................... 252
  Immense Coal Fields and their Product - Third County in the State - First in Fire Clay - Petroleum and Natural Gas - Other Minerals.
CHAPTER XVII. - INDUSTRIAL PROGRESS ........................................................................................................................ 276
  A Century's Activity Almost Unparalleled - Pioneer Manufactories - Rise and Decline of the Woolen Industry - Cotton Mills - Immense Progress in Iron and Steel Making - Pottery, Glass and Clay Products - silk Making and Miscellaneous activities.
CHAPTER XVIII. - THE PRESS ................................................................................................................................................ 305
  A Long and Honorable History - Close Relation to National Events - Numerous Array of Publications.
CHAPTER XIX. - THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY ............................................................................................................ 316
  Controlling Position of the County - Hundreds Helped to Freedom - An Experiment in Colonization - Its Partial Success.
CHAPTER XX. - A COMPANY OF WORTHIES .................................................................................................................... 329
  Men Who Have MAde the County Famous - Those Who Have Excelled in Literature, Music and the Fine Arts - Captains of Industry and Financiers - Pictures of Early Living.
CHAPTER XXI. - THE COUNTY SEAT .................................................................................................................................... 360
  Steubenville, Its Origin and Growth - Early Merchants and Old Taverns - Additions to the City - Rise and Progress of the Temperance Movement - Water and Lighting Facilities - Our Fire Fighters - Banking and Finance - Remarkable Industrial Progress - Most Beautiful Cemetery in the World - Schools, Churches and Fraternal Societies  - Social Culture - Libraries - Hosp8itals and Y M. C. A. - Public Buildings and City Government - Medical Society and a Great Philanthropic Measure - A Remarkable City and Its People
CHAPTER XXII. - THE RIVER TOWNSHIPS ............................................................................................................................ 442
  Steubenville, Island Creek, Knox, Saline, Cross Creek, Wells and Warren - Towns of Toronto, Mingo, Brilliant, Irondale, Hammondsville, Empire, Rayland, etc. - Pioneer Schools and Churches - Early Trials and Later Developments.
CHAPTER XXIII. - CENTRAL AND WESTERN TOWNSHIPS ............................................................................................ 485
  Mount Pleasant, Smithfield, Wayne, Salem, Springfield, Ross and Brush Creek, A String of Enterprising Towns - Interesting Quaker Episodes - First Silk Factory in the United States - Higher Institutions of Learning - Early Salt Industry - Oldest Postmasters - The "Old Log Schoolhouse."
CHAPTER XXIV. - GENERAL ADDENDA ............................................................................................................................ 540
  County, Township and Village Population - At One time First in the State - Tax Valuation and Levy - Schools, Schoolhouses and Teachers - Postoffices.
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS................................................................................................................................................. 547
  ( BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX )  

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