Ohio Town

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Ohio State University Press, Aug 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 309 pages
2 Reviews
Helen Hooven Santmyer's tribute to her hometown of Xenia, Ohio, is even more valuable in light of the 1974 tornado that destroyed much of the community. But its life and history are preserved in Ohio Town, now available in paperback. More than 20 illustrations, included for the first time in this edition, enhance the text.

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Review: Ohio Town: A Portrait of Xenia, Ohio

User Review  - Bev - Goodreads

Pretty dry. I had a hard time following the descriptions of houses, streets, etc. But it's a good reference for small town Americana so I'll probably keep it around. Read full review

Review: Ohio Town: A Portrait of Xenia, Ohio

User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

I'm very torn on this book. At first I could not put it down but I quickly got bored. It was initially fascinating because it was such a detailed accounting of what a small-ish Ohio town was like 50 ... Read full review

Contents

Detroit Street and Main
23
Streets and Houses
55
The East End
81
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Helen Hooven Santmyer was born on November 25, 1895 in Xenia, Ohio. She attended both Wellesley College and Oxford University and was active in the struggle for women's rights. During her life, she has worked as a writer, an English professor, a librarian, and a dean of women. She is the author of And Ladies of the Club (1984), which was published when she was 88 years old. Her other works include Early Promise, Late Reward; Herbs and Apples; Ohio Town; and The Fierce Dispute. Early Promise, Late Reward tells the story of a small town Midwestern girl who was educated at Wellesley and became one of the first female Rhodes Scholars. She died on February 21, 1986 and was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.

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