Hardin County, Ohio (Postcard History Series)

Hardin County, Ohio (Postcard History Series)

by Ronald I. Marvin


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Hardin County, carved from the northern portion of Logan County, is nestled in the quiet, agricultural region of northwest Ohio. The county has featured several nationally known manufacturers, including Champion Iron Company, Imperial Cup, Kenton Hardware Company, International Car, Scioto Signs, Dickleman Manufacturing, and McCurdy Manufacturing. Kenton hosted Harry Blackstone and the first International Brotherhood of Magicians conference, Presidents James Garfield and William McKinley, as well as Gene Autry. From the Scioto Marsh, once the “Onion Capital of the World,” to the Wilson Football Factory’s NFL and NCAA footballs, the county has impacted countless American lives since its founding in 1833.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738582511
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/28/2011
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 127
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ronald I. Marvin Jr. holds a bachelor’s degree in history and anthropology, as well as a master’s degree in museum studies. He has been involved with museums and archaeology for over 20 years. Marvin has researched and authored numerous articles on local history in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. He has contributed to the “Byroads and Bygones” historical column for the Kenton Times and is the author of The Jewelry Stores of Kenton.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Greetings from Hardin County 9

2 Public Buildings 17

3 Street Scenes 35

4 Local Businesses 55

5 Transportation 77

6 Schoolhouses 89

7 Houses of Worship 103

8 Recreation 119

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