Athens

Athens

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by Richard A. Straw, Athens County Historical Society and Museum
     
 

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In the late 1700s, a group of men, largely from Massachusetts, came into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and settled a village in southeastern Ohio alongside the Hocking River. Calling it Athens to honor their belief in the primacy of education and culture in one's life, they set in motion a history that continues to inform and enliven life within this

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In the late 1700s, a group of men, largely from Massachusetts, came into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and settled a village in southeastern Ohio alongside the Hocking River. Calling it Athens to honor their belief in the primacy of education and culture in one's life, they set in motion a history that continues to inform and enliven life within this community today. Ohio University, the first public institution of higher learning in the Northwest Territory, was founded here in 1804. Athens has served as a business, service, cultural, and educational meeting place for over 200 years. As a result, Athens is a culturally diverse community of professors, plumbers, lawyers, craftsmen, restaurateurs, students, musicians, artists, and business owners, and it is heir to a historic past. This collection of fascinating photographs of people, places, homes, businesses, churches, and important events comes from the vast archives of the Athens County Historical Society and Museum. The images open the past and provide an informative glimpse into an earlier period of life in this unique community.

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ISBN-13:
9781439618738
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/29/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
56 MB
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Meet the Author

Richard A. Straw was born and raised in Athens and attended Ohio University from 1967 to 1972, earning both his bachelor's and master's degrees in history. He has maintained very close ties to the Athens community through both family and friends since leaving in 1976. He received his doctorate in history in 1980 from the University of Missouri and is currently professor of history at Radford University in Virginia, where he has taught since 1981.

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Athens, Ohio (Images of America Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
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Sneaks in, unlocks the cage, and drags the cat inside to bloodclan
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Ran in. "Leave Karma alone!" She growled.
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hey its my job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful.! As a former Athens  resident it is a great book!
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Please go to sicily result one. I am looking for someone to try and kill/ steal me and my castle. I dont want it anymore but i cant just leave
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Im locked out guys
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*jump in the way* No haley *fall to the ground
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Throws a spear at the hooded figure
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We are getting medeval rp back so we are at the place..if you dont remember where it is just go to the school and we will tell you
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My name is Zoe. I am thirteen but very spunky and i wish to be a knight. Even thoigh im a girl
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((Aw, god dam<_>ned good-for-nothing parents. Got to go to bed. To be continued tomorrow. Happy 4th!))
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Sits
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Thane starts throwing knives at a target and Swara watches the others.
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You know what? Fu<3>ck this place. If nobodys going to respond to me, then adios.
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"Im done." She flies out.
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