|Ohio race horses helped bring about the county fair|
Monday, October 10, 2016
Sunday, August 7, 2016
This gorgeous Italianate building, designed by Francis Marion Ellis and paid for with the Tarr Family's $2 million (over $35 million today) in revenue from the Oil Boom, was a testament to oil's influence in our region and the nation as a whole. The Tarrs were one of our country's first oil barons and their home of over 12,000 square feet will stand the test of time to become the self-sustaining Crawford County Historical Society's headquarters and history center!
Saturday, July 30, 2016
|A boy sits among the debris in Titusville|
Sunday, July 17, 2016
|The Baldwin-Reynolds visible from the pond in the spring months|
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In 1939 when I was living in Shaker Heights, [Ohio] and dating Joseph Bainer of Cleveland, I was invited to come to Meadville and meet his parents and his sister, Mary and niece, Nancy. I was 19 and we went to see Gone with the Wind.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
|From a 1907 postcard, Conneaut Lake's main thoroughfare (Water Street) facing west.|
Over such a span of time, it should be of no surprise, then, that the lake would be the setting for an infinite number of stories across cultures, eras, and generations, the vast majority of which are never recorded. Those that have, however, then serve as the mechanism that provides context to our past. And while that context can be captured in many ways, there’s more than a handful that speaker to the quirky and peculiar moments of an era.
Here are seven from the early days of Conneaut Lake.