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By Richard A. Straw

within the overdue 1700s, a bunch of guys, 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 background that maintains to notify and liven up existence inside this group at the present time. Ohio collage, the 1st public establishment of upper studying within the Northwest Territory, was once based right here in 1804. Athens has served as a company, carrier, cultural, and academic assembly position for over 2 hundred years. hence, Athens is a culturally assorted group of professors, plumbers, attorneys, craftsmen, restaurateurs, scholars, musicians, artists, and company proprietors, and it truly is inheritor to a historical previous. This number of interesting images of individuals, locations, houses, companies, church buildings, and significant occasions comes from the large documents of the Athens County old Society and Museum. the photographs open the prior and supply an informative glimpse into an ancient times of existence during this precise community.

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