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Brown County
     

Brown County

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by Greg Haitz
 

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The history of Brown County has been shaped largely by the Ohio River. It has allowed farmers and industries to transport their products and provided recreation, entertainment, and travel opportunities to the residents of the community. Even though flooding of the river brought destruction many times, it also enabled freedom for thousands of slaves. Under

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The history of Brown County has been shaped largely by the Ohio River. It has allowed farmers and industries to transport their products and provided recreation, entertainment, and travel opportunities to the residents of the community. Even though flooding of the river brought destruction many times, it also enabled freedom for thousands of slaves. Under abolitionist leaders like John Rankin and John Parker, parts of Brown County became known as the "Grand Central Station" of the Underground Railroad. Interesting and notable Brown County natives include Ulysses S. Grant, who grew up to command one of the largest armies ever assembled and later became president of the United States; Col. Charles Young, the third African American to graduate from West Point and a military attache to Liberia; Rosie Riles, better known as "Aunt Jemima"; and Joe Smith, who inadvertently helped Louis Armstrong's career, also hailed from this great county.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439616987
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/30/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
52 MB
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Meet the Author

Greg Haitz is an educator and Brown County native with degrees in history from the University of Kentucky and Xavier University. Lisa Haitz grew up in New Jersey, also has a degree in history, and is the webmaster for a university library in Cincinnati.

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Brown County, Ohio (Images of America Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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