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Very handsome book with virtually no exterior wear save a small bit to bottom of spine. Dark geen boards with gilt to face and spine.. Pages and page edges clean and tightly bound. Only interior defect is browning to front endpapers from something having been laid-in. Book is nicely illustrated throughout and was published by the then superintendent of the Kenmore Schools, Akron, Ohio, who was aware of the Cherry manuscript and the 60 years it took to complete it. Book discusses, among other topics, the indigenous Erie Indians, the French in Ohio, pre-territorial military expeditions into the Ohio Country 1760-1788, the Western Reserve, pioneers, early schools, colonial life and natural resources, post offices, Indian trails, Tecumseh, Moravian missions, the strange adventures of pioneer and settler Christian Fast, the Indian hunters, Captain Samuel Brady, troubles of early constables, early counterfeiters of the Cuyahoga Valley, the Underground Railroad and John Brown. 334 pages. Indexed.