Steubenville

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Arcadia Publishing, 2005 - History - 128 pages
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Named after a Prussian officer who aided America during the Revolution, Fort Steuben was constructed in 1786 to protect government surveyors of the Old Northwest Territory. In 1797, Steubenville, one of the earliest settlements in Ohio, was founded and named after the fort. Located on the Ohio River, the town became a hub of transportation, bringing in settlers and industry. By the 20th century, Steubenville had become a center for steel production and coal mining. Important figures President Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, sports commentator "Jimmy the Greek," and entertainer Dean Martin all are natives of Ohio's eastern gateway, Steubenville.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
7
Famous Sons and Founders
9
Centennial and 1947 Sesquicentennial
13
Street Scenes 18462004 and Railroads 18892004
27
Churches
57
Business and Commerce
71
Stanton Park
93
Education 18292004
97
Fort Steuben Court House and Land Office
109
Murals Markers and Statues
117
Bibliography
128
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Sandy Day resides in Wintersville and has been the librarian of the Local History and Genealogy department of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County since 1994 and was organizing president of the local genealogy society in 1986. Alan Hall resides in Steubenville and has been the director of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County since 1983. He graduated from West Virginia University and received his Library Science degree from Case Western Reserve University. Hall has worked in libraries for 35 years and served as president of the Ohio Library Association. Day and Hall edited Steubenville Bicentennial 1797-1997.

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