Athens (Images of America) by Richard A. Straw

By Richard A. Straw

within the past due 1700s, a bunch of guys, mostly from Massachusetts, got here into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and settled a village in southeastern Ohio along the Hocking River. Calling it Athens to honor their trust within the primacy of schooling and tradition in one's lifestyles, they set in movement a background that keeps to notify and brighten up existence inside this neighborhood this present day. Ohio college, the 1st public establishment of upper studying within the Northwest Territory, was once based the following in 1804. Athens has served as a company, carrier, cultural, and academic assembly position for over two hundred years. hence, Athens is a culturally varied group of professors, plumbers, attorneys, craftsmen, restaurateurs, scholars, musicians, artists, and company proprietors, and it truly is inheritor to a historical previous. This choice of interesting pictures of individuals, locations, houses, companies, church buildings, and significant occasions comes from the huge documents of the Athens County old Society and Museum. the photographs open the earlier and supply an informative glimpse into an precedent days of existence during this distinct community.

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