Steubenville

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Arcadia Publishing, Jun 1, 2005 - History - 128 pages

Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben was among the most important, yet underrated, players of the Revolution, and similar can be said for the town that bears his namesake in Ohio.


If the name didn't give it away, von Steuben was a Prussian officer who aided the fledgling nation during the Revolutionary War, even serving as Gen. Washington's chief of staff in the war's final years, and in 1786, Fort Steuben was constructed to protect government surveyors of the Old Northwest Territory. In 1797, the town of Steubenville was founded, becoming one of the earliest settlements in Ohio. By the 20th century, Steubenville had become a center for steel production and coal mining. Notable figures native to Ohio's eastern gateway include Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, sports commentator Jimmy the Greek, and entertainer Dean Martin.

 

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Contents

Title Page
Three STREET SCENES 18462004 AND RAILROADS
Four CHURCHES
Five BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
Six STANTON PARK
Eight FORT STEUBEN COURTHOUSE AND LAND OFFICE
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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About the author (2005)

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.