CONTENTS Acknowledgments Introduction The Mystery Beneath the Mystery-Adams County, 250 Million Years Ago A Trip to the Indian Arsenal-Licking County, AD 800 The Birth of Tecumseh-Southwest-Central Ohio, 1768 Massacre at Gnadenhutten-Tuscarawas County, 1782 A Royal Christening-Marietta, 1788 St. Clair's Shame-Fort Recovery, 1791 The Battle of Fallen Timbers-Toledo, 1794 Raccoons Build a Bookshelf-Amesville, 1803 The Great Apple Planter Arrives in Ohio- Jefferson County, 1806 Flatboating to the Future-Ohio River, 1810 "We Have Met the Enemy, and They Are Ours"- Put-in-Bay, 1813 The Great Groundbreaking-Licking Summit, 1825 Troubled Bridges Over the Waters-Norwich, 1835 On Thin Ice-Ripley, 1838 The Snowball Rebellion-Oxford, 1848 The Grim Fate of the Griffith-Lake Erie, 1850 West Point or a Pony?-Clinton County, 1861 The Great Raid-1863 Little Sure Shot Gets Started-Darke County, 1868 An Intemperate Temperance Woman-Shelby County, 1880 Ohio Gives Flight to the World-Dayton, 1900 The Con Woman of Millionaires' Row-Cleveland, 1904 The Drowning of Dayton-Montgomery County, 1913 Ohio's Onion Field War-Hardin County, 1934 The Nadir of Elliott Ness-Cleveland, 1938 A Storybook Setting Comes to Life-Lucas, 1945 Putting a Match to Prejudice-Hillsboro, 1954 Rendezvous at the Zoo-Columbus, 1957 "Not a Particularly Bad Fire!"-Cleveland, 1969 The Kent State Catastrophe-Kent, 1970 To the Cellar! (If You Have One)-Xenia, 1974 The Champions Come Home-Cincinnati, 1976 Bicentennial Barnstorm-1997 Found! The Biggest Buckeye-Huron County, 2004 Two Worlds Collide-Ashtabula County, 2008 Ohio Facts and Trivia Bibliography Index About the Authors
Carol Cartaino has been an Ohioan for over forty years, and in a lifetime of working on books-twenty years as a staff editor, including as Editor in Chief of Writer's Digest Books-has written and edited a wide range of nonfiction. She lives and works in rural Seaman, Ohio.