Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Spotlight on Sandusky History Blog

It looks like I'm making friends in Ohio these days. I recently spotlighted Amy's Genealogy, Etc. blog, which comes to us out of central Ohio, and right afterwards was happily introduced to Sandusky History by Dorene Paul, a reference assistant at the Sandusky Library.

Sandusky History is:

A blog dedicated to the discussion of topics relating to the history of Sandusky and Erie County, Ohio; inspired by the collections of the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center and Follett House Museum. A service of the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center.

Recent posts include announcements of programs, such as an African-American Genealogy workshop, and a book talk with James E. Duffey, author of the recently published book, Victim of Honor: The Story of John Y. Beall and the Northwestern Conspiracy. Another post discusses detail from the 1831-1833 autograph book of Marcia Coburn, who attended the Wilbraham Wesleyan Academy, one of the oldest educational institutions of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

This blog is created by archivists, and you bet there are many vintage photographs and illustrations displayed, just like this one:

Sarah Howard was the first African American female graduate of Sandusky High School. . . Sarah died in Windsor at the age of 54, survived by her husband Thomas and son Clarence. You can read Sarah Lawson’s obituary in the Sandusky Star Journal of September 26, 1917.

Sandusky High School Class of 1884, 12/12/2007 post.

Folks, we're going to learn ALL about Ohio now.

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