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By Richard A. Straw

within the overdue 1700s, a bunch of fellows, principally from Massachusetts, got here into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and settled a village in southeastern Ohio along the Hocking River. Calling it Athens to honor their trust within the primacy of schooling and tradition in one's lifestyles, they set in movement a historical past that maintains to notify and liven up lifestyles inside of this group this day. Ohio college, the 1st public establishment of upper studying within the Northwest Territory, was once based right here in 1804. Athens has served as a enterprise, provider, cultural, and academic assembly position for over 2 hundred years. therefore, Athens is a culturally different neighborhood of professors, plumbers, attorneys, craftsmen, restaurateurs, scholars, musicians, artists, and company proprietors, and it's inheritor to a ancient prior. This number of interesting photos of individuals, areas, houses, companies, church buildings, and critical occasions comes from the gigantic data of the Athens County historic Society and Museum. the pictures open the earlier and supply an informative glimpse into an ancient times of lifestyles during this particular community.

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