The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Upper Sandusky from local authors Tom Hill and Ashlie Payton on behalf of the Wyandot County Historical Society. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.
Long before the city of Upper Sandusky was established as the seat of Wyandot County in 1843, the fertile farming and hunting land along the Sandusky River was a village of the Wyandotte Indian Nation. African American Methodist minister John Stewart established a mission here to serve the Wyandottes, creating a model of peaceful living between pioneers and Native Americans, until the Wyandottes were moved to Indian Territory by the federal government.
Upper Sandusky shows the growth of a Midwest town from the end of the Civil War through World War II using historic photographs of people, organizations, and landmarks. From local bands to buildings lost in fires, Upper Sandusky documents how the town has changed and how the strong bonds of family, adversity, and triumph keep the community growing together.
Co-author Tom Hill, a native of Upper Sandusky, is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a former board member of the Wyandot County Historical Society. He and his wife, Marnie, maintain a private collection of historical memorabilia and artifacts. Co-author Ashlie Payton, also a native of Upper Sandusky, is the curator of the Wyandot County Museum and a member of the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, a Civil War reenactment group.
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