Springfield, Ohio Revisited

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Originally settled by James Demint in 1801, Springfield, Ohio, boasts a history marked by rich agrarian roots and striking industrial advances. The full range is chronicled here in a second Images ofAmerica volume, featuring over one hundred archivalphotographs alongside the captions that illuminatethem. Those familiar with author Harry Laybourne'sfirst volume on Springfield, or those encountering its history for the very first time, will undertake a journey that deepens an understanding of this fascinating city. Home to Wittenberg University, the Clark County Historical Society, and the Westcott Home built by Frank Lloyd Wright, Springfield has undergone numerous changes in its remarkable 200 year history. Laybourne invites the reader to witness these changes as they unfold. Join him on a fascinating exploration of Springfield, and discover its thriving downtown district, distinctive cultural arena, adaptation to rail and aviation, and perhaps most notably, the many faces who helped to build the city's identity and profile.
ISBN: 9780738507088
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
On the eve of Ohio's bicentennial, there may be no more fitting way to celebrate than to become acquainted with the state's unique towns and cities. Laybourne's decades of research and commitment to preservation help the reader to do exactly that. His book is a window into a thriving small metropolis that stays true to its roots while inviting progress and welcoming newcomers. Whether resident or visitor, you too will feel welcomed by this glimpse into history.
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