Ohio Day Trips By Theme

Author: Cathy Hester Seckman
Editor: Day Trip
ISBN: 9781591937791
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This guidebook is jam-packed with hundreds of Ohio's best destinations, and they're organized by theme--so readers can decide what to do and then find where to do it.

East Liverpool

Author: Cathy Hester Seckman
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467113743
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Once known as the "Pottery Capital of the World," East Liverpool boasted some 300 potteries in its heyday, along with many ancillary industries. When British immigrant Thomas Bennett found promising clay deposits along the riverfront, he opened the city's first one-kiln pottery in 1839. From that humble beginning, the industry burgeoned, eventually spreading up the hills and across the river. Besides sturdy kitchenware, hotel china, toilet ware, and ceramic doorknobs and insulators, the potteries produced such elegant designs as Lotus Ware, Lu-Ray, and Fiesta Ware. The men, women, and children who worked in the potteries also built a town with a busy and complex social life. Churches, schools, cultural and service organizations, theaters, and restaurants filled the downtown area. East Liverpool struggled after the collapse of the pottery industry in the second half of the 20th century but has persevered into the 21st century with hope for the future.

Images Of The Canton Factories 1760 1822

Author: Paul A. Van Dyke
Editor: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9888208551
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Hundreds of Chinese export paintings of Canton trading houses and shopping streets are in museums and private collections throughout the world, and scholars of art and history have often questioned the reliability of these historical paintings. In this illustrated volume, Paul Van Dyke and Maria Mok examine these Chinese export paintings by matching the changes in the images with new historical data collected from various archives. Many factory paintings are reliable historical records in their own right and can be dated to a single year. Dating images with such precision was not possible in the past owing to insufficient information on the scenes. The new findings in this volume provide unprecedented opportunities to re-date many art works and prove that images of the Canton factories painted on canvas by Chinese artists are far more trustworthy than what scholars have believed in the past.

Sebring Ohio

Author: Craig S. Bara
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439627002
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The Sebring family came from the Netherlands and moved to Pennsylvania. George E. and Elizabeth Larkins Sebring eventually settled in East Liverpool, where they ran a grocery business and lived with their ten children. The Sebrings then decided to find property and build a pottery town, as they had been involved in potteries in East Liverpool and East Palestine. They settled on 200 acres of farmland near the Mahoning River, with the railroad running through the property. After a great deal of work in starting the new town, the Articles of Incorporation were filed in 1899. Potteries and homes were constructed, and Sebring became a flourishing town, at one point considered the pottery center of the world.

Salem Ohio

Author: Dale E. Shaffer
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738587387
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With more than 230 historic photographs, Salem, Ohio provides an excellent visual image of what the past was like in a little Quaker town called Salem. Covering the time period from 1850 to 1956, this book offers a glimpse of the downtown of yesteryear, with photos of the old buildings, businesses, trolley cars, and homes. The people of Salem are also shown as they looked, worked, and played in earlier times. Every photo in Salem, Ohio is a conversation piece with a unique story to tell, which represents a small part of the city's history. Salem has always been seen as a quiet, traditional, and peaceful city--largely because it was founded by Quakers. In fact, the name Salem, which comes from the word "Jerusalem," literally means "City of Peace." The city has many claims to fame, including its active role in the Underground Railroad and the Anti-Slavery Movement. Salem was also the site of Ohio's first Women's Suffrage Convention in 1850. Salem has long been the industrial manufacturing center of the area, providing jobs for thousands of workers from miles around. Product names like Mullins, Deming, Silver, Eljer, American Standard, and Bliss have been an important part of both the Salem and world economies for many years.

Handbook Of Community Movements And Local Organizations

Author: Ram A. Cnaan
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387329331
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Although the way associations and the organization of local social life are intertwined is one of the oldest approaches to community study, the way citizens and residents come together informally to act and solve problems has rarely been a primary focus. Associations are central to important and developing areas of social theory and social action. This handbook takes voluntary associations as the starting point for making sense of communities. It offers a new perspective on voluntary organizations and gives an integrated, yet diverse, theoretical understanding of this important aspect of community life.

Weirdo World

Author: Cathy Seckman
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492318873
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When lightning strikes, you never know where you'll end up . . . or when. They say it's rare for a person to survive a lightning strike, but that's exactly what happened when Hunter shoved a time card into an antique punch clock. Not only did he survive the hit, he was sent back in time to 1963. Hunter finds himself trapped in a strange new place, where computers and cell phones don't exist, people don't realize that cigarettes will kill you, and Tarzan is the biggest superhero. Hunter's new friends in weirdo world, Bobby, Eddie, Davey, and Roy, agree to let him hide out in their treehouse, teach him to ride an actual bicycle, and get him to join their pickup baseball team. The only hitch to his new life is that he misses his home. Hunter must convince the guys that he really is from the year 2010 before they'll help him figure out a way to get home.

Ohio Valley Pottery Towns

Author: Pamela Lee Gray
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780738520322
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The Land Act of 1796 opened the gates for a flood of settlers into the lands of the Upper Ohio River Valley. The natural clay soils of the valley, coupled with an abundance of salt for glazing and the Ohio River as a nearby source for transportation, laid the foundation for what would become the pottery capital of the United States. Naming their new towns for those they left behind-Liverpool, Chester, Newell-English and Irish entrepreneurs established factories for making crockery. The industry boomed and, by the turn of the twentieth century, Ohio Valley pottery was being exported throughout the world. The story of pottery production is more than a list of manufacturers; the towns that grew around these factories and the lifestyles of the people who worked in them provide the social fabric of the Ohio Valley. From the early pioneer villages of the "hand-thrown" period to the towns with bustling shops and regular trolley service, residents built homes, schools, and churches, creating thriving communities.

Colonial Tropes And Postcolonial Tricks

Author: Lesley Wylie
Editor: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1846311950
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This volume offers a new reading of the Spanish-American novela de la selva genre, often interpreted as a belated imitation of European travel literature. Arguing against the commonly held opinion of the genreā€™s derivative nature, Colonial Tropes and Postcolonial Tricks examines how novela de la selva fiction reimagined the tropics from a Latin American perspective and redefined tropical landscape aesthetics and ethnography through parodic rewritings of European perspectives. Analyzing four emblematic novels of the genre, this book considers the crucial place of the jungle as a locus for the contestation of national and literary identity by post-independence Latin American writers.