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Founded in 1852 amid dense forests and the mosquito-infested Great Black Swamp, Wauseon became the county seat of one of the last areas in Ohio to be settled. Named in honor of a local Potawatomi chief, Wauseon is the birthplace of Ohio's last surviving Civil War veteran and early race car legend Barney Oldfield. Wauseon was one of the first communities in the United States to implement rural mail delivery and establish a public phone service. Among its manufacturing operations is a company that made flashlights used on the Apollo moon landings. Wauseon is truly a city people take to heart, reflecting strong Midwestern values.
ISBN: 9781467112574
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 185
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Robert Krumm is a retired newspaper publisher with over 36 years of experience, including 22 years at the helm of Wauseon's newspaper, the Fulton County Expositor. He is the recipient of over 20 state and national journalism awards, former chairman of the Buckeye Press Association, and author of the book Crumbs from the Cracker Barrel. A passion for history led to a re-examination of his community's roots. Krumm worked with an extensive photographic archive at the Fulton County Historical Society's museum and with private collectors, assembling images that best illustrate the history of this unique American city.
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