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History of Coshocton  County, Ohio
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(Source: History of Coshocton County, Ohio - Vol. I - Chicago - The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. - 1909
CHAPTER I - Recent Archaeological Discoveries Relating to the Antiquity of Human Life in this Region --- 7
CHAPTER II - New Discoveries Touching the Mound builders, the Vanished Race View, the Indian Theory, the Inca, Toltec, Asiatic, Egyptian, Irish, Welsh and "Lost Tribe" Speculations --- 13
CHAPTER III - The Indian Live and Character: Scenes Illustrating Tribal Society, Customs, Amusements, Industries, Linguistics, Warfare, and Something of Savage Romance within our Borders --- 29
CHAPTER IV - Unimportant Incidents in Coshocton Indian Life Which Have Made This Region Famous in the Country's Indian History --- 39
CHAPTER V - Pioneer Coshocton, From "King Charley's" Tavern Where Louis Philippe of France Clashed with American Sovereignty, Down to the Forties -- 53
  PIONEERS OF COSHOCTON COUNTY - The Colonists of the Earliest Decades in the County's First Century, Including Those who Cut the Path for Civilization Through - 76
CHAPTER VI - The Sickle and Cradle Days - Barrel and Tin Cup Temperance - The Coshocton County Line of the "Underground Railroad"{ from Slavery to Freedom - "All Abord for Mexico.!" --- 93
CHAPTER VII. - The Faster Pace Set by the Railroad - Last of the Stage Coach - County Politics Boiling - Medill and his "Hunker"' Editorials - from Coshocton Publisher to Chicago Millionaire. - 99
CHAPTER IX. - Coshocton County in the Civil War - Two Thousand Five Hundred Who Served the Country - Honors Won on the Battlefield - Woman's Part in the Struggle --- 108
CHAPTER X - Larger Epochs in the Last Quarter Century - Railroad Expansion - Development of Coal Riches - The Greater Coshocton - Organized Labor - The New Farm Life --- 208
CHAPTER XI - The Press - Partisan, Commercial and Otherwise - The Passing of the Hidebound Party Organ - Observations Touching Editorial Policy. --- 221
CHAPTER XII - Volunteers in the Spanish War - At Fever Stricken Camp Alger - Coshocton Soldiers in the Philippines - Present Representation in Both Arms of the Service --- 227
CHAPTER XIII - The Bench and the Bar - The Advocate of Yesterday and the Business Lawye3r of Today - Advance in Jury Intelligence - Disappearance of Emotional Pleading --- 232
CHAPTER XIV - County Officials - Representatives in Congress and State Legislature - Coshocton Men in Various Public Offices - Postmasters and Mayors of Coshocton --- 235
CHAPTER XV - A Look at Local Taxes - Heavy Toll Taken from the Land Owners While Others Pay Less by Grace of Legislation - Conditions that Invite a Public Upheaval --- 246
CHAPTER XVI - Ecclesiastical and Educational - Fraternal and Social - The Minister in Politics - The Temperance Movement from the Crusaders to the Rose Law --- 255
CHAPTER XVII - Our Soil, Clay, Timber and Crops as Viewed by Government Observers - Oil and Natural Gas Development - Market Conditions - Fish and Game --- 263
CHAPTER XVIII - The Medical Profession - Changes in a Century - Progress Against Quackery - The Local Need for a Hospital --- 268
CHAPTER XVIII - Coshocton Notes - Banking - County Fair - Work of Brush and Pen - Our Successes Abroad - "And the Witchery Ne'er Leaves You Once You call Coshocton Home." --- 270
  BIOGRAPHICAL --- 279

 

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