3 Great History Posts You May Have Missed

If you’re new around here, you might not have read any of Ty’s history articles yet, so I wanted to take this time to introduce you to three of my favorites.

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1. The Making of a County: Chardon

In the article you’ll learn about how Chardon was formed and how it’s roots are full of resilience. This was my favorite excerpt from the article, even though I enjoyed the whole thing.

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“This past spring, residents experienced another kind of disaster, when a student opened fire inside Chardon High School. In a show of the city’s historical resilience, love, support, and unity poured in from all over the area. Donations rushed into a trust fund to assist those affected, and within days, the students returned, arm in arm, to their school. Chardon, in this observer’s eyes, sets the bar for how cities react to such adversities, and made this area resident proud to be part of the greater Chardon community.” read the whole story here…

2. The Pioneers of Huntsburg: The Big Move

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Like Ty tells us in the article, the early Americans were always willing to brave the elements and dangers to find new land, new opportunity, and freedom. Did your great great grandparents make this perilous journey? See what one woman’s perspective was as she traveled this long and difficult road:

“It was the last straw. She could no longer hold back. Poor Lydia Pomeroy found a nearby log, sat down, and sobbed. Almost six weeks prior, her family left behind all they knew in Massachusetts for what her husband was certain would be a better life. They packed what little possessions they could fit in their covered wagon and set out for a little log cabin in an uncertain frontier. To this point, Lydia had kept a positive attitude. But now, at the bottom of Big Hollow (The valley between Hambden and Concord on present day Rt. 608), their wagon had overturned and destroyed what little valuables she had left—her dishes.” read the whole story here…

3. Geauga History: When Newbury Was New

Having worked in Newbury for years, I was surprised to learn about the United States President that spoke there. Check it out:

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“The year 1856 marked what may have been Newbury’s most significant historical event to date. It was in this year that a teacher at Hiram College was denied the chance to speak in the Congregational Church. The trustees in that day were pious men, and denied this teacher the right to speak in the church because only sermons were to be given there. Some sources say that the real riff was due to a difference of beliefs in baptism. Nonetheless, the decision by the elected officials frustrated many Newbury residents. They erected a building across the street from the Congregational Church on land donated by Ansel Mathews. It became known as the Union Chapel, and the sermon of dedication was given by that college teacher who went on to become the twentieth president of the United States—” find out who this president was in the article

I hope you’re enjoying learning about the history of our county as much as I am. Even after living here all these years, I am still finding new discoveries and falling more and more in love with Geauga County.

What do you love about our county?

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