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Source Books - Pioneers

Many of these books are available at the Amos Memorial Public Library, in the reference/Genealogical sections, or through the Ohio Historical Society. Links are established to Shelby County Historical Society [SCHS] materials available elsewhere on the web. 

Sayre, Jim. 1916 Road Guide Points To More Leisurely Pace in County. Produced and printed by the Shelby County Historical Society, December, 1996.

Carmean, Barbara. 1860 Mortality Schedule, Ohio. Printed and bound by the Southern Ohio Genealogical Society in Hillsboro, Ohio.

Boller, Mary Ellen. A Historical Study of a Midwest Ohio City School’s Growth: the Influence of Business and Industry. Published April 12, 1989.

Lampert, Jr., Arthur; Lampert, Barbara. An Educational Coloring Book of Pioneers. Printed by Spizzirri Publishing, 1989.

Sloane, Eric. Diary of an Early American Boy Noah Blake, 1805. Printed by Ballantine Books, New York, February, 1974.

Early Ohio Highways. Produced and printed by The Ohio Historical Society, published in Echoes, November, Volume 11.

Early History of Ft. Loramie, Sesquicentennial, 1837-1987. Produced by the Ft. Loramie Historical Association, printed by C.L. Werst Printing, Sidney, 1987.

Gearhart, Blanche. Early History of Sidney. "The Sidney Daily News." Publication date unknown.

Early Life of a Pioneer. Printed in "The Sidney Journal", April, 7, 1871.

Reynolds, Olinda. Early Pioneer Life in Utah. Printed by Sendsations, Orem, Utah, 1996.

Eating on the Wild Side, a wild game cookbook.

Evolution of Ohio County Boundaries. Printed in 1970.

Sayre, Jim. Finding Information on Shelby County. Written for Shelby County Historical Society newsletter, "Historical Highlights" and the JUST FOR KIDS web site, June, 1997.

Walker, Byron. Frontier Ohio, A Resource Guide for Teachers. Produced and printed by The Ohio Historical Society, 1972.

Fun & Games of Long Ago. Produced and printed by Chandler Press, 1988.

Taylor Hobbs, Beth; Anderson, Genan. G. Lloyd Hobbs A Pioneer Boy Remembers. Produced by the International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, printed in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Merrill Young, Yvonne; Merrill Young Emily. Hands On Pioneers, Art Activities for All Ages. Printed by Deseret Book, China, October 1995.

Skinner, Herbert K. Historic Fort Loramie, A story of Discovery and Conquest. Produced by the Ft. Loramie Historical Association. Publication date unknown.

Lawyer, J.P. History of Ohio From the Glacial Period to the Present Time. Published by Union Publishing Co., printed by F.J. Heer, Columbus, Ohio, 1905.

Sutton, R. History of Shelby County, Ohio. Original edition produced by R. Sutton and published in Philadelphia, PA in 1883. The second edition, (including name index) produced by the Shelby County Historical Society Second Edition, printed by Hammer Graphics in Piqua, 1968.

Casad-Lodge, Sherrie; Sayre, Jim. History to Call Your Own. Produced by the Shelby County Historical Society, printed by A&B Printing, Ft. Loramie, April, 1997.

Wallace, Rich. Indian Massacre Took Place in northern Miami Co. Printed in "The Sidney Daily News", October 14, 1995.

Taylor, Beth. Jennie ‘V.’ Pioneer Girl Remembered. Produced by the International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, printed in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1988.

Piqua Historical Area State Memorial. Johnston Farm Tour Manual. Produced and printed by The Ohio Historical Society.

"Journal Gazette" article printed August 21, 1908. Author unknown.

Barnes, Joseph; Bradford, John; Conover, Charlotte; Culkins, W.C.; Hover, John; Jones, Walter; Leiter, Clayton; Wright, Willard; "Memoirs of the Miami Valley, Volume III." Published by the Robert O. Law Company, 1920.

Miss Ann Conklin, The Oldest Resident, History of the Blake Family. Printed in "The Sidney Journal", August 10, 1894.

Willsey, Carol; Flarrell C.G.; Florence, Clint. Ohio Area Key. Printed in 1977.

Burke, Thomas. Ohio Lands - A Short History. Produced by the Ohio Auditor of State, January, 1993.

Powell, Esther. Ohio, The cross road of our nation, Records & Pioneer Families. Volume 1, No. 1. January - March 1960.

Frost, Sherman. Ohio Water Firsts, Volume II. Produced and printed by the Water Resources Foundation of Ohio, 1997.

Pioneer Health Care. Produced by the International Society Daughters Utah Pioneers, printed by Utah Printing Company, Salt Lake City, 1994.

Hill, William. Reading, Writing & Riding Along The Oregon-California Trail, An Educational Activity Book. Produced by the Oregon-California Trails Assoc., printed in Indep., MO, 1993.

Cackler, Christian. Recollections of an Old Settler, Stories of Kent & Vicinity in Pioneer Times. 1874.

Wallace, Rich. Shelby County produced noted politician Ben Lefevre. Printed in "The Sidney Daily News", November, 1994.

Surveyors Carved Order... Printed in Bicentennial Edition of "The Sidney Daily News."

Borgerding, Alyson. Teach Your Children Well, McGuffey Readers gave America the Gift of Literacy Printed in Ohio Magazine, Pgs. 29-30, Sep., 1997. Published by Ohio Magazine.

The Mail Must Go Through! Produced by The Ohio Historical Society, published in Echoes, Vol. 13. No. 8, Pg 1, August, 1974.

Scott, John B; Minton, John. Wilderness To Prosperity. Produced by the Shelby Cty Historical Society, printed by the Sidney Printing Co., 1970.


Allan B. Allen. Wilson Home illustration. Printed in Santa Cruz, California, 1995.

Amos Memorial Public Library. Misc. illustrations and photographs from Ross Archives.

Boller, Mary. Educational photos (one-room schoolhouse, 4th ward and Pt. Jefferson schools).

Homan, Tom; Casad-Lodge, Sherrie; Lodge, David. Miscellaneous photographs.   Thompson, Herman. Line art illustration of Sgt. Baker in the JUST FOR KIDS logo. Logo developed by Sherrie Casad-Lodge.

'Pioneer' segment written in October, 1997 by Sherrie Casad-Lodge


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