Hidden History of Lake County, Ohio

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Striking natural beauty draws many visitors to Lake County, but the area also has a rich and captivating history. Willoughbeach Amusement Park arose where one of the worst shipwrecks in Great Lakes history occurred years before. Secret passageways and tunnels helped slaves escape to freedom. Native son and Tuskegee Airman Earl R. Lane earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. Marge Hurlburt, a service pilot during World War II, set an international women’s flight speed record, and Amy Kaukonen, one of the nation’s first female mayors, personally raided suspected bootleggers during Prohibition. Author Jennifer Boresz Engelking uncovers the history behind some of Lake County’s most well-known people and landmarks and reveals stories lost to time.
ISBN: 9781467144582
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: Hidden History
Images: 102
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jennifer Boresz Engelking is an award-winning and regional Emmy–nominated writer who has worked in both print and broadcast journalism. She has been published in a number of magazines and newspapers, including the News-Herald and Lake Erie Living. Jennifer was a reporter for several years at CBS stations in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Toledo, Ohio, and more recently has written and coproduced historical documentaries for PBS stations in northeast Ohio and South Bend, Indiana. She has also been on the big screen in several major motion pictures, including the Tony Scott–directed film Unstoppable, in which she played a reporter. She was born and raised in Lake County and shares her love of exploring its beaches and parks with her husband and children.
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