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Summit County, Ohio

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Source:
Centennial History of Summit County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Publ. by Biographical Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill - 1908

PREFACE

     

CONTENTS:

     
CHAPTER I. - TOPOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY 21
  Description of the Physical Features of the County - Its Economic Geology - The Soil, Its Drainage and Fertility - Coal - Gas - Oil.  
CHAPTER II. - SETTLEMENT AND ORGANIZATION OF SUMMIT COUNTY 29
  Pioneer Conditions - Indian Trading - Wild Game - Home Made Garments - Pioneer Hospitality Social Amusements - First Published Description of Summit County - Making of Summit County - Western Reserve - Organization of the County - County Seat Selected - County Seat Contests - Adams' Reception - Territorial Changes  
CHAPTER III. - COUNTY AND OTHER OFFICIALS 47
  A Roster of Officials from the Organization of the County Down to 1907.  
CHAPTER IV. - AKRON - THE COUNTY SEAT 56
  Introductory - Economic Causes and Growth of Akron - Its Settlement and History - Public Improvements - Akron an Incorporated Town - City Government - Mercantile Akron - Fire and Police Departments - Riot of 1900 - Aftermath of the Riot.  
CHAPTER V. - TOWNSHIPS AND TOWNS - FINISHED 2/19/2010 101
  Settlement and Organization of the Township - Settlements and Founding of the Tons - Sketches of Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Tallmage, Peninsula, Etc.  
CHAPTER VI. - PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS 123
     
CHAPTER VII. - AGRICULTURE 130
     
CHAPTER VIII. - TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES 140
  Steam and Electric Railroads - The Ohio Canal - The Ohio and Pennsylvania Canal  
CHAPTER IX. - MANUFACTURES 147
  The County's Chief Manufacturing Establishments of the Past and of the Present - Clay Products - Cereal Mills - Agricultural Implements - The Rubber Industry - Printing and Publishing, Etc.  
CHAPTER X. - BANKS AND BANKING 168
  History of the Banks of Summit County - Banks Inadequate - Akron's Financial Reputation - Akron, a Large Borrower - Panic of 1904 - Clearing House Statement - Future Prosperity Certain.  
CHAPTER XI. - THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 173
     
CHAPTER XII. - HISTORY OF BUCHTEL COLLEGE 202
     
CHAPTER XIII. - RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENT 219
  First Churches and Pioneer Clergy - General History of Religious Organizations - Churches and Clergy of To-Day  
CHAPTER XIV. - THE PRESS 224
     
CHAPTER XV. - GREATNESS ACHIEVED BY SUMMIT COUNTY SONS 231
  John Brown - Edward Rowland Sill  
CHAPTER XVI. - MILITARY HISTORY 239
  Revolutionary War - War of 1812 - Mexican War - War of the Rebellion - Militia Organizations - Spanish America War  
CHAPTER XVII. - FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS 247
     
CHAPTER XVIII. - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION 253
     
CHAPTER XIX. - THE BENCH AND BAR 261
  Early History - The Present Bar and Its High Standing  
CHAPTER XX.  
  STATISTICS 319
  BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX 323

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