Conneaut

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Overview
Relive Conneaut's transformation from a sleepy agricultural village on the Lake Erie shore to a progressive, flourishing industrial center in this pictorial history. From 1880 to 1890, the population of Conneaut doubled as a new railroad was formed and its yard and shops created new opportunities for people seeking a better way of life in this growing town. The harbor, with its long-forgotten shipbuilding heritage, was revived and leaped ahead of its neighbors to become the fastest iron ore-unloading port in the world, thanks to the vision of a Scottish weaver's son. Italian, Finnish, and Hungarian immigrants arrived to work the docks and build the infrastructure needed to support the city's mushrooming population, doubling again in the next decade. During these early years, the residents enjoyed electric lighting, streetcars, and other amenities not available in larger cities throughout America. Conneaut's history unfolds here through historic images that document the building of homes, schools, churches, hospitals, and new industries.
Details
ISBN: 9780738577319
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
David B. Owens grew from toddler to teenager in Conneaut Harbor. Following graduation from Conneaut High School, he began a lifelong career in information technology, which has played an integral role in researching and writing this book.