John Glenn's New Concord

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I've always believed that New Concord and Muskingum College are the center of the universe, because if you get your start here, you can go anywhere. This quote from John Herschel Glenn Jr. is the perfect summation of a wonderfully Midwestern town that produced one of the great American citizens of all time. The Village of New Concord, founded in 1828, had humble enough beginnings. Over the course of the next century and a half, however, the growth of the entire country was played out on New Concord's stage as residents faced a series of revolutionary frontiers: Zane's Trace, the National Road, U.S. Route 40, Interstate 70, and finally, space. New Concord, like the rest of the country, struggled through two world wars, the Great Depression, and social turmoil. Unlike the rest of the country, it also produced a hero.
ISBN: 9780738508436
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Dr. Lorle Porter, the author of this book and a professor at Muskingum College, has compiled a fascinating pictorial history of New Concord, Ohio, and its most famous son. Her research is perfectly complemented by the vintage images she has included. With an introduction by Senator Glenn himself, residents of New Concord and space enthusiasts alike will thrill to this intriguing new publication.
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