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The city of Westlake was originally settled as part of Dover Township. In the period between 1811 and 1840, the pioneers cleared the forest to make way for agriculture. The land shaped the boundaries of the township, a 15.9-square-mile area rich in farms, dairies, orchards, and vineyards. The town's businesses grew and prospered, and Dover became the second-largest shipping point for grapes in the United States. Over time the farms have disappeared from the landscape, but the city's proud heritage continues today. Westlake is an opportunity to experience not only the past events in the city of Westlake but also the lives of the people who call Westlake home.
ISBN: 9780738552033
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Deborah S. Rossman writes this book on behalf of the Westlake Porter Public Library where she is a reference librarian, archivist, and local history specialist. Rossman also teaches information literacy to local college students. She is a lifetime resident of the northeastern Ohio area and owner of a century home. Rossman has published many articles and short stories and maintains a local history blog on the Westlake Porter Public Library Web site and is responsible for its online digital archives.
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