Remembering Medina County: Tales from Ohio's Western Reserve

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With devilish cyclones, raging fires and marauding bears, early life in Ohio's Western Reserve was not for the faint of heart. As the county grew to be more urban and prosperous, residents forged a strong and enduring sense of community. In this collection of her "Time Frame" columns, Judy Totts tells the story of Civil War soldiers and runaway slaves, passionate inventors and poets. These enchanting vignettes weave a vibrant and entertaining history, from the gallant rogue Jim Brown to the "giants" of Seville. Through her great wit and charming style, Totts evokes the sights, sounds and smells of home and captures the true essence of Medina County.
ISBN: 9781596296176
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 59
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Judy Totts is a lifelong resident of Medina County. She is dedicated to local history, and has a strong relationship with the Medina County Historical Society as well as a number of township historical societies. Her history column has successfully run twice a week for the last 15 years in the Medina County Gazette. Recently, she has collaborated with a local theater company to produce monologues for historical characters that she created as special feature of her column. These productions have been performed at historic sites throughout Medina County. In 2007, she received the Northrop Heritage Award from the Medina County Historical Society, of which she is a member, for her contributions to local history. As a features writer and columnist, her work has been recognized by The Associated Press of Ohio and the Religion Newswriters Association.
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