Remembering Steubenville: From Frontier Fort to Steel Valley

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Beginning as a military fort on the banks of the Ohio River, Steubenville powered into the twentieth century with steam and steel. Fierce battles, raging fires and tragedy on the river could not deter this indefatigable community, and it emerged as an industrial and cultural beacon for the Ohio Valley. With warmth and humor, Dr. John R. Holmes chronicles the fascinating history and the colorful characters of Steubenville. Brimming with tales of lavish theatres, local brews, famous crooners, and personalities such as spunky Mother Beatty and legendary steamboat captain George O'Neil, this collection of vignettes offers a glimpse into a vibrant city and its proud people.
ISBN: 9781596296459
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 52
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dr. Holmes is a professor of English at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is associated with Fort Steuben, Inc. and he published The Story of Fort Steuben (2000) with Fort Steuben Press. He has published about 140 scholarly articles on literature and history. Dr. Holmes portrayed Prussian General Baron von Steuben in radio appearances for the Steubenville bicentennial.
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