Showing 268 Result(s)
Place

A Virtual Tour of Squire-Kallner Cemetery

Nestled in Madison Township, Scioto County, Ohio, Squire-Kallner Cemetery is a historical gem that we recently had the pleasure of visiting. This active cemetery, spanning approximately 1.5 acres, offers a unique glimpse into the past with burials dating back to 1815. Maintained by the Madison Township trustees, the cemetery is a testament to the rich …

Place Thing

Ephemera Friday #18: Grand Opera House Program

The four-paged paper program (Number 65. Friday, February 27, 1903) for Portsmouth, Ohio’s Grand Opera House for the 1902-1903 season. The first page includes advertisements for local businesses such as John Vetter, a tailor, and Haas, Schwartz & Co., a retailer of suits, overcoats, and trousers, and jeweler CH Harris. The program also mentions a …

Person Place

The Twin Creek War and News from Buena Vista

“No battle as yet between the Roman Regulators and the Twin Creek tribe . The latter ‘hold the fort,’ which is built like the old-fashioned blockhouse in which the pioneers fought against the Indians. It is situated close to the head of Twin Creek, well supplied with guns and ammunition. A guard is stationed each …

Event Place

Rarden is Guarded Against Diphtheria

“Citizens of Rarden have established a guard around the village to prevent residents of Hoffer Hill entering the village and subjecting its citizens to diphtheria. The malady has Hoffer Hill in its tightest grasp and there is hardly a family in the settlement which is not suffering with the ailment. Guards, paid by the township …

Place

40 Men Cleaning Up Old Cemetery

“Forty men are at work cutting weeds and paths through the old German cemetery east of Grandview avenue. Many graves are also being filled. Some time ago many bodies were moved to Greenlawn and the graves were not refilled at that time. When work of cleaning up the cemetery is completed it will be in …

Place

A Virtual Tour of Barrett Cemetery

Today, we ventured into the somewhat hidden Dixon Mills-Barrett Cemetery located off Dixon Mill Road in Harrison Township, Scioto County, Ohio. At first glance, this cemetery might go unnoticed by passersby, but upon closer inspection, it reveals a wealth of history and poignant tales from the past. With its origins tracing back to the early …

Place

A Virtual Tour of Howard Furnace Cemetery

On April 6th we ventured into Howard Furnace Cemetery, in Vernon Township, Scioto County, Ohio. This quiet, historic site lies adjacent to the remnants of the Howard Iron Furnace, reflecting the area’s rich iron-working heritage. With permission from the property owners, we were able to explore and document this poignant place, ensuring that the stories …

Place

A Virtual Tour of Shadrach Chaffin Cemetery

Shadrach Chaffin Cemetery, also known as Chaffin Cemetery #2, in Vernon Township, Scioto County, Ohio, offers a serene glimpse into the area’s history. As a part of the Wayne National Forest, this cemetery carries the legacy of Shadrach Chaffin, whose family land once encompassed the site. Established in 1871, the cemetery is distinguished by its …