It's a big heavy book filled with the HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY OHIO...ITS PEOPLE. INDUSTRIES AND INSTITUTIONS.
This 1915 tome was edited by Chester E. Bryan. It was published by BOWEN & COMPANY. Inc. Indianapolis, Indiana.
The book is partly leather bound. It contains biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families. The 942 page book is illustrated with many pictures including tissue-covered photo-like portraits of people. The images are very striking and vivid.
Among the contents listed...Admission of Ohio as a State, Agriculture, Churches, Early Sickness, Epidemics, First Stores, Mills, Physicians, Population, Survey of, Associate Judges, Banks and Banking, the Early Bar, Battle of Fallen Timbers, Belgium Relief Fund, Pioneers, Murder Case, Cattle, Civil War, Fraternities (Masonic and others), Mexican War, Married Ladies Thimble Club, Big Trees, Liquor Official, Indian Wars, Horses, GAR, DAR, Farmers Club, Fairs, Colored Masons, Colored Schools, Unusual Verdicts, Wolf Hunt, Woman's Temperance Alliance and too much more to list. Any page you turn to will pull you in with its rich descriptive text of early American life.
The book cover edges show wear...especially at the top of the spine and along its edges. The spine itself is tight and solid. The inside pages are good and clean with no notable damage. The pages are gilded on the outside.
Madison County is located in the U.S. state of Ohio. It has a population of 43,537 people with a median age of 40.2 Its county seat is London. The county is named for James Madison, President of the United States and was established on March 1, 1810.
You don't have to be from Ohio to enjoy this glimpse into American history.
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1915 Leather Bound Book MADISON COUNTY Ohio Illustrated 942 Pgs.