A Standard History of Springfield and Clark County, Ohio (1)

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Literary Collections - 546 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FOREWORD In the prospectus announcing the proposed publication: A Standard History of Springfield and Clark County, Dr. Benjamin F. Prince, "The Grand Old Man of Wittenberg," and for many years president of the Clark County Historical Society, says: "As editor, my task will be to direct the collection of all historical material that should have a permanent place in the records of the city and country," and in order that the local editorship may be of the most representative character, Gen. J. Warren Keifer, Judge Francis M. Hagan, and W. H. Rayner of Springfield; Edward W. Williams, New Carlisle; Edward P. Flynn, South Charleston, and T. A. Busby of South Vienna, were invited to act as advisory editors. When the publisher's representative, Rolland Lewis Whitson, came into the community, he found excellent response from them all, and Doctor Prince alert to every inquiry. When in the course of human events, it becomes the privilege of a community to tabulate its record, DEGREESy' the matter of co-operation is a prime necessity. At the beginning a caddy en route to the country club said: "Springfield is the best town of -ZD 60,000 population in the United States of America," and that spirit characterized all from whom inquiry was made while tarrying in the community. In the bibliography of the county is much stored-up information, and something has been absorbed from all of it. Where data has been taken bodily, credit is given for it, and clippings preserved at' the rooms v of the Clark County Historical Society have been available, as well as the files of local newspapers. Some excellent reminiscent articles have been found in newspapers, Jwritten by men and women who have passed from earth, and it is due them that credit should be given them for their contribu...

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