Salem, Ohio: Volume II

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This eagerly anticipated sequel to Salem, Ohio provides a pictorial view of Salem in the twentieth century. While preserving the past for future generations, this volume also captures memories for native Salemites who no longer live in town. From the 1906 Centennial Parade to the recent Jubilee parades, all aspects of Salem's heritage are celebrated in this fascinating history. Pictured in this collection are historic buildings that no longer stand, including the Pennsylvania Railroad depot, the Hicksite Meeting House, and the Grand Theater, as well as scenes of the revitalized downtown area. Old schools, churches, homes, mills, mausoleums, and covered bridges provide a glimpse of earlytwentieth- century Salem and document the many changes that have taken place over the years. Photographs of museum artifacts, many of which were products manufactured in Salem, are also included. The author concludes with images of prominent people, such as the internationally known artist Charles Burchfield, and some of the area's unique sights, such as Gen. John Morgan's monument and the beehive coke ovens. Historical information accompanies each of the 234 photographs in this volume.
ISBN: 9780738500997
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Local historian and columnist Dale E. Shaffer (B.S., M.B.A., M.L.S.) has written 15 books about Salem's history, covering a wide spectrum of the city's past. A native of Salem, Shaffer has been writing about the city's history since his retirement from college teaching and librarianship. He has received numerous awards on national, state, and local levels, including being inducted into the Salem Hall of Fame in 1994. Following the publication of Salem, Ohio in 1998, the Salem Chamber of Commerce honored him as “Salem's Outstanding Citizen of the Year.”
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