North Olmsted

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North Olmsted's history began in 1815 with David Johnson Stearns of Vermont. Stearns was followed to the area by other pioneers from New England, and they established a settlement in the wilderness of southwestern Cuyahoga County. North Olmsted went from being an isolated farming community to a village in 1908 and then to a city in 1951. The stage was then set for it to rapidly grow into a thriving suburb in the last half of the 20th century. North Olmsted's rich heritage is illustrated in this book through historic photographs from the Olmsted Historical Society that highlight the city's residents, businesses, social centers, and schools.
ISBN: 9780738561516
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Longtime resident Dale Thomas is a director and the archivist for the Olmsted Historical Society and serves on the North Olmsted Landmarks Commission. After receiving degrees from both Kent State University and Case Western Reserve University, Thomas taught social studies for 31 years in Bay Village, before retiring in 1999. Thomas has been a consultant for the Western Reserve Historical Society and is a former historian of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable.
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