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Tiffin may be most well known because of the devastation caused by the flood of 1913; the flood took the lives of 19 people in a disaster that literally reshaped the city. But, it is defined by so much more than tragedy. Tiffin—named after Ohio's first governor, Edward Tiffin—was first settled in 1817. The seat of Seneca County has been home to businesses of wide renown: Tiffin Glass, National Machinery, and Ballreich's Potato Chips, among others. Tiffin's institutions of higher learning, Heidelberg and Tiffin Universities, and its strong public and parochial school systems reflect a deep commitment to education among the city's residents. Historic figures like Charles Dickens and Thomas Edison, as well as local luminaries such as Josiah Hedges and Gen. William Harvey Gibson, have played a part in forging Tiffin's history.
ISBN: 9781467113526
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 186
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Tiffin native Keith Elchert, in conjunction with his wife, Laura Weston-Elchert (who grew up in Marion, Ohio), partnered with the Seneca County Historical Society to produce this book. The compilation of images was amassed by combing the Seneca County Museum's extensive photographic archives in addition to personal collections. The result is a pictorial history that illustrates how, across nearly two centuries, Tiffin came to be the city it is today.
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