Area History, Chapter 2, by Beverley Bittner [guest post]

Michael Hare. By Beverley Bittner, From Steppin’ Out, 1973. The full title is “Olden Times, or a History of the Settlement of Union Township and Vicinity.” The writer is David Wilson. His parents, Hugh and Hannah Wilson, settled in the Union area in 1797. David’s book was published in 1881 by the Times Steam PrintingContinue reading Area History, Chapter 2, by Beverley Bittner [guest post]

Area History, Chapter 1, by Beverley Bittner [guest post]

Waterford: No Castles or Brick Houses in 1795. By Beverley Bittner, From the autumn, 1980 issue of Reminiscence. By the mid-1700’s, the French had built several forts along Lake Erie. They did not seize the land from the Indians, but only traded there and by gifts and promises made friends of the Indians. The fortsContinue reading Area History, Chapter 1, by Beverley Bittner [guest post]

Area History, Introduction, by Beverley Bittner [guest post]

From Beverley Bittner: Readers: From 1977 to 1979, I co-edited and wrote for the Reminiscence magazine, a popular 12-page publication of local history. I also wrote on history for Steppin’ Out magazine and newspapers. I found a box of clippings from these writings recently in an unused closet. What fun I had reading those oldContinue reading Area History, Introduction, by Beverley Bittner [guest post]