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The city of Marion has a rich heritage unique among Midwestern towns. It is the home of a president of the United States, a Miss America, manufacturers that revolutionized agriculture and mining, an inventor with over 100 patents, a renowned sanatorium, and even a world-class popcorn-machine museum. Once known as "Shovel City" due to its numerous power-shovel manufacturers, the city of Marion, with its strong industrial base and transportation network, forms an important crossroads in the "Heart of Ohio."
ISBN: 9781467110600
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 212
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Randy Winland is a retired educator, an avid collector of Marion memorabilia, and an officer of the Marion County Historical Society. He has authored or edited various publications about the history of Marion County and has been recognized by the Ohio Historical Society for projects involving the teaching and sharing of local history. In Postcard History Series: Marion, he has collaborated with several other Marion area collectors to present this unique look into Marion's past, featuring over 180 different views and the accompanying narratives.
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