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Surveyor Alexander Power chose the Conneaut Creek Valley as a place to build a home after discovering its beauty in 1795. Within the decade, westward travelers had turned this raw country landscape into a thriving village, and the settlement became Conneautville in 1814. Following the completion of the Erie Extension Canal in 1844, Conneautville enjoyed an economic boom. By the beginning of the 20th century, the Hotel Power brought travelers near and far to relax in a bath of mineral-rich springwater. By its centennial in 1914, Conneautville had become a landmark and included an opera block, bowling alleys, brick-lined streets, a luxurious hotel, and many beautiful churches. Through vintage photographs, Around Conneautville illustrates how a once isolated settlement grew into a picturesque rural community..
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Images of America Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Conneautville resident Tyler Mattera selected historic images from the Conneaut Valley Area Historical Society, where he is a member, and other private collections. A nonprofit organization, the historical society is a working museum dedicated to researching and preserving local history.