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History of Hardin County Told Through Postcards
Local author pens new book on Ohio county
Hardin County, carved from the northern portion of Logan County, is nestled in the quiet, agricultural region of northwest Ohio. The county has featured several nationally known manufacturers, including Champion Iron Company, Imperial Cup, Kenton Hardware Company, International Car, Scioto Signs, Dickleman Manufacturing, and McCurdy Manufacturing.
Kenton hosted Harry Blackstone and the first International Brotherhood of Magicians conference, Presidents James Garfield and William McKinley, as well as Gene Autry. From the Scioto Marsh, once the “Onion Capital of the World,” to the Wilson Football Factory’s NFL and NCAA footballs, the county has impacted countless American lives since its founding in 1833.
Highlights of Hardin County:
• The book contains images of many school buildings and other structures that are no longer standing.
• The wide variety of postcards will give readers and insight to which buildings and businesses were important enough to immortalize 100 years ago.
• By comparing the postcard images contained within this volume to the current appearance of buildings and historic sites, readers will have a better understanding of how Hardin County has changed over the past 100 years.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or
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With more than 6,000 local history titles published to date, Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Widely recognized sepia books feature hundreds of vintage historical images.