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RALPH MAY COLLECTION

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Ralph May Collection was accessioned into the Flesh Public Library Archives in 1982.  The collection was donated by the family of Ralph May after his death on September 30, 1981.  The collection fills five Hollinger boxes, two smaller archival boxes (containing 118 glass plate negatives, small photograph album), one tube (containing one rolled photograph), and fifty nine individual file folders.  There are no restrictions on the use of this collection and the literary copyright has been deeded to the public.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

The collection is divided into the following nine series:

 

SERIES I:  Photographs

Sub-series I:  Piqua

Sub-series II:  Miami and Shelby Counties/Miscellaneous

Sub-series III:  Glass Plate Negatives

Sub-series IV:  Album / Rolled Photograph

 

SERIES II:  Newspaper Articles

Sub-series I:  St. Mary’s Evening leader

Sub-series II:  Troy Sharp Shopper / Upper Miami Valley Wednesday / Miami Valley Wednesday News

 

SERIES III:  Piqua

 

SERIES IV:  Miami County

 

SERIES V:  Non-Miami County

 

SERIES VI:  Correspondence and notes

 

SERIES VII:  Canals

 

SERIES VIII:  World War I

 

SERIES IX:  World War II

 

CONTAINER LIST

 

SERIES I:  PHOTOGRAPHS

 

          Sub-series I:  Piqua

         

          Box   1

 

          File

                    1        Architecture

                   2        Black History

                   3        Business and Industry

                   4        Churches

                   5        Downtown

                   6        Family Life

                   7        Forest Hill Cemetery

                   8        Fountain Park

                   9        Hydraulic Canal (Swift Run / Echo Lake)

                   10      Railroads

                   11      Schools

                   12      Street Scenes

                   13      May’s Opera House

                   14      Winter Sports

                   15      Miscellaneous

 

          Sub-series II:  Miami and Shelby Counties / Miscellaneous

 

          Box   1

 

          File

                    16      Balloons

                   17      Covered Bridge, Shelby County

                   18      Covington, stone bridge

                   19      Great Miami River / Bridges

 

          Box   2

 

          File

                    1        Piqua Historical Area / Johnston Farm

                   2        Miami and Erie Canal

                   3        World War I Recruits gathered on the Courthouse steps

                   4        Miscellaneous and unidentified photographs

 

          Sub-series III:  Glass Plate Negatives

 

          Box   3        Loose Glass Plate Negatives and positive prints (#1-#118)

          File

                    1        Wedded tree

                   2        MISSING

                   3        Miami Queen – canal boat

                   4        Wedded tree

                   5        1898 Flood

                   6        Canal bank

                   7        Men and their beer

                   8        sheep

                   9        Echo Lake (2)

                   10      Swift Run Lake

                   11      Sugar Loaf – island in Swift Run Lake

                   12      French & Indian War marker

                   13      Baseball field

                   14      Wedded tree

                   15      St. James Episcopal Church (c. 1905)

                   16      Family reunion (?)

                   17      Conrad May monument

                   18      Canal Lock (Landman’s Mill)

                   19      Plaza Hotel, parade (1900)

                   20      Plaza Hotel, parade (1900)

                   21      Water Works, Washington Ave. at the end of North St.

                   22      Canal Lock (NFI)

                   23      1898 Flood, Shawnee Bridge

                   24      Landman’s Mill (Loramie Mill) rear

                   25      Fire damage in winter (NFI)

                   26      Fishing Club picnic

                   27      Flesh house – N. Downing St.

                   28      P.H.S. Class of 1897, in river

                   29      Canal bank, photographer

                    30      Canal Lock (NFI)

                   31      Water Works, Washington Ave. at the end of North St. (rear)

                   32      Johnston Farm, barn

                   33      Railroad underpass (east of Miami River)

                   34      Johnston Farm, house

                   35      Sugar Loaf – island

                   36      Row boat

                   37      Great Miami River

                   38      Great Miami River

                   39      Canal boat

                   40      Boys at swimming hold

                   41      Greene St. Methodist Episcopal Church, Wayne St., rear

                   42      Frame structure (NFI)

                   43      Painters Creek Falls

                   44      Women on wooded path (NFI)

                   45      Frame, Queen Anne style (NFI)

                   46      Brick house (NFI)

                   47      Ruins of Oatmeal Works on the Miami River bank

                   48      Parade in residential district

                   49      Great Miami River

                   50      Hoar frost

                   51      Group in front of tree

                   52      First Presbyterian Church, interior

                   53      Painters Creek Falls

                   54      James Rial, Citizens Bank

                   55      Hydraulic (?)

                   56      Canal lock, boy and girl (NFI)

                   57      St. James Episcopal Church (old church)

                    58      Covered bridge, Eldean (?)

                   59      Canal, spill lock (NFI)

                   60      Boat house, Echo Lake

                   61      French and Indian War monument

                   62      Willow Cottage

                   63      Corn shock

                   64      Trees

                   65      O’Ferrall house

                   66      MISSING

                    67      MISSING

                   68      Trees and woman

                   69      Cows at the river

                   70      Cows

                   71      Sheep

                   72      Sheep

                   73      First Presbyterian Church, interior

                   74      Great Miami River and cows

                   75      First Presbyterian Church

                   76      Circus sideshow

                   77      Military or lodge unit

                   78      Women along the canal

                   79      Ash St. bridge over the Miami and Erie Canal

                   80      Maple Sugar Camp (?)

                   81      Canal lock at Farrington Road – Lock 10 (?)

                   82      Sugar Loaf – island

                   83      Brick house on Garbry Road (?)

                   84      Log house (NFI)

                   85      Parade – 300 block of N. Main St. (1900)

                   86      Parade – 400 block of N. Main St. (1900)

                   87      Albert McKnight

                   88      James Rial on the steps of St. James Episcopal Church

                   89      Albert McKnight

                   90      Canal lift bridge and hut at N. Main St.

                   91      House (NFI)

                   92      Boating (NFI)

                   93      House on a hill (NFI)

                   94      Group in front of a tent (NFI)

                   95      Metal bridge (NFI)

                   96      Building a bridge (NFI)

                   97      House (NFI)

                   98      Interior, parlor (1910)

                   99      First Presbyterian Church, interior

                   100    Man in hammock

                   101    Interior, living room

                   102    Man and women in living room

                   103    Women in dressing room

                   104    First Presbyterian Church

                    105    Corn field harvest

                   106    Canoe in Echo Lake

                   107    Plaza Hotel

                   108    Horse and buggy on Caldwell

                   109    Horse farm

                   110    Horse and buggy on Caldwell

                   111    Hydraulic (?)

                   112    Trees and lake

                   113    Barn, demolished

                   114    Cows in the river

                   115    Illustration of locust

                   116    Mountain stream, falls (NFI)

                   117    River (NFI)

                   118    Two women in carriage

 

          Sub-series IV:  Album / Rolled Photograph

 

          BOX 4        Loose Photograph Album

 

          TUBE 5      Rolled panoramic group photograph – c. 1910 – Parlett’s Band is in the photo (information on bass drum) – (NFI)

 

SERIES II:  NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

 

          Sub-series I:  St. Mary’s Evening Leader

 

          BOX 6

 

          File

                    1        1961 –

                                    21 April – Ralph May Took Advantage of Spring Weather . . .

 

                        2        1962

                                    21 April – Times Change:  It Took Ralph May Only 45 Minutes to go From Piqua to New Bremen . . .

 

                        3        1963

                             13 February – 50 Mile Walks Proposed for U.S. Marines Bring Memories to Ralph May

                                    6 March – Business of Ice Cutting Was Big Job . . .

                                    16 March – Memories of Ireland Return to Ralph May at St. Patrick’s Day

                                    10 April – Visits to Loramie and St. Marys Reservoirs . . .

                                    1 May – Last Ride on W.O. Interurban Recalled with Nostalgia . . .

                                    22 May – Old Locks Along M & E Canal . . .

                                    28 May – New Bremen Civil War Veterans at 1912 Services

                                    31 May – New Bremen Revisited . . .

                                    29 June – The Old Lake Erie and Western Train . . .

                                    3 July – Old Time 4th of July Celebration in New Bremen . . .

                                    13 July – Ralph May Photos Show Old-Time New Bremen

                                    3 August – Street Was Sea of Mud in Rainy Weather . . .

                                    7 August – Tri-County Fair at New Bremen was Big Event . . .

                                    10 August – Ralph May Admires Clover Fields . . .

                                    28 August – My Real Estate and Garden

                                    25 October – Ralph May Revisits Spencerville . . .

                                    7 November – Over the Years and Long Ago . . .

                                    4 December – Picture Post Cards are Interesting . . .

                                    24 December – Christmas in Old Time New Bremen . . .

         

                   4        1964

                                    4 January – Ralph May, Former New Bremen Resident . . .

                                    16 January – Ralph May, Piqua Recalls Skating . . .

                                    17 April – Visit to Shakespeare Home Town Recalled . . .

                                    9 July – Drawings by the Late F.B. Magill, St. Marys Naturalist . .

                                    21 October – Ralph May, Convalescing From Surgery . . .

                                    11 November – Canoe Trip to the Loramie Reservoir from New Bremen . . .

                                    15 November – Old Time Thanksgiving in New Bremen . . .

                                    17 December – Pleasure Boats of Years Gone By . . . (canal)

 

                   5        1965

                                    20 January – In New Bremen and McGuffy Readers . . .

                                    4 February – Boyhood Sketches: Rabe’s Factory . . .

                                    4 March – Ralph May Enjoys Visit to Son’s Home in New York . . .

                                    9 March – Ralph May Finds Old Letter to Noted Author . . .

                                    30 March – Sweet Peas Were Planted But Next Day Rain Fell . . .

                                    1 May – Ralph May Home was Happy Reunion . . .

                                    2 June – Canal Society of Ohio Met at Piqua . . .

                                    24 June – Drive Along East Bank of Reservoir at Sunset . . .

                                    14 July – Midsummer Random Thoughts . . .

                                    15 July – Baseball Was Big Stuff at Old Fairgrounds . . .

                                    16 July – Mr. and Mrs. Ralph May and Grandson Rick May

                                    24 July – A Wonderful Day in Ohio . . .

                                    6 August – Thoughts of Columbus, O., and Old T.  & O. C. Railway . . .

                                    9 September – Clematis Vine Blooms Fragrantly . . .

                                    15 September – Ralph May Recalls Comments on 75th Anniversary of New Bremen Zion . . .

                                    22 September – Old Time New Bremen. . .Sunday School Picnic . .

                                    30 September – Ralph May Enjoyed attending . . .

                                    12 November – Random Thoughts . . . Fall Weather Has Been Perfect . . .

                                    24 December – Random Thoughts . . . First Snowfall . . . Ohio Year Book . . .

                                    27 December – Greber’s Art Gallery Recalled by Ralph May

 

                   6        1966

                                    7 January – Thoughts at Random . . . Charles Lamb’s Verse . . .

                                    15 January – Ralph May Recalls First Introduction to Elbert Hubbard . . .

                                    18 January – Ralph May Recalls Explosion in January 1905 . . .

                                    26 January – Ralph May Dons Clamp Ice Skates . . .

                                    2 February – Gypsies, Peddlers and Umbrella Menders . . .

                                    17 February – Random Thoughts . . . Of Weather, Weddings, and Flowers

                                    5 March – Ice Skating Was at its Best This Winter . . .

                                    8 March – Winter Scenes in the Miami Valley . . .

                                    29 March – Random Thoughts . . . Late Season Snow Brings Variety of Thoughts . . .

                                    2 April – Ralph May’s Visit to Rumley, Site of Settlement . . .

                                    27 April – Ralph May Recalls Emerson’s Three Rules in Reading

                                    29 April – Book Sale Purchase Pleases Ralph May

                                    25 May – Ralph May Enjoys Watching Birds . . .

                                    27 May – Inscriptions on Weathered Tombstones Read by Ralph May

                                    4 June – Camping Out at Loramie Reservoir was Great Sport . . .

                                    27 June – Random Thoughts . . . A Garden-Red Poppies in Bloom . . .

                                    29 June – Summer Attire in Early 1900’s . . .

                                    19 July – Random Midsummer Thoughts of Piqua’s Ralph May

                                    20 July – Threshing Machine With Steam Whistle . . .

                                    29 July – Bicycle Ride Through Country Pays Off for Ralph May . . .

                                    6 August – Miami and Erie Canal Offered Favorite Swimming Hole . . .

                                    27 August – Quiet and Peace of Sunday Morning . . .

                                    15 September – Ralph May Startled to Hear Carmel Quinn’s Comments . . .

                                    20 September – Ralph May Enjoyed Visit to Historic Site . . .

                                    5 October – Ralph May Recalls Barbershops He Frequents in His Youth . . .

                                    12 October – Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Writings are tops in Ralph May’s Book . . .

                                    29 October – Ralph May Noticed Busy Factories . . .

                                    11 November – Recollections, with some Official War Photographs

                                    23 November – Random Thoughts . . . It’s That Time of Year . . .

                                    6 December – Dr. Norma Dunning Formerly of St. Marys . . .

                                    13 December – Historic Lebanon, Fort Ancient . . .

                                    20 December – Random Thoughts . . . Four Days of Sunshine Bring Pagans of Praise From Ralph May

                                    29 December – Ralph May Enjoys Ice-Skating on Canal . . .

 

                      7        1967

                                    11 January – Ralph May Looks Forward to Celebration of Golden Wedding . . .

                                    19 January – A Bird’s Eye View Atop the Old Central School Building . . .

                                    31 January – Coincidences Noted by Ralph May in Reading Recent News . . .

                                    4 February – Old Time New Bremen – Ed Purpus’ Toy & Fancy Store . . .

                                    18 February – Telecast of Westminster Abbey Brings Happy Memories

                                    25 February – Retirement is Good, Especially on Cold Winter Days

                                    8 March – Pictures Found by Late Professor Elmer Endg . . .

                                    18 March – Weather Zooms From 70 Downward, Thunder Rolls . .

                                    24 March – Huenke’s Creamery Held Many Attractions . . .

                                    10 April – Early Spring Brings Enjoyment of Golden Daffodils . . .

                                    21 April – From Sidney, Ohio to Rochester, N.Y. . . .

                                    3 May – Some Thoughts on Old M & E Canal . . .

                                    6 September – Seagulls are Welcome Sight as Ship Approaches Land . . .

                                    29 September – White Sparrow Returns to Ralph May Yard in Piqua . . .

                                    2 October – Hills of Ohio Near Home Prove Interesting Contrast

                                    17 October – Ray May, In Upper New York State . . .

                                    23 October – Hearing Wild Geese in Upper New York State . . .

                                    30 October – Enjoying Heat From Gas-Fired Furnace . . .

                                    8 November – An Inland Voyage, Or Canoeing on the Miami & Erie . . .

                                    20 November – Indoors is Mighty Good – It’s a Time for Letter Writ

                                    29 November – Recordings of Old Time Songs Ring Bell of Approval . . .

                                    6 December – Winter Offers Beautiful Scenes to Those Who Look

                                    8 December – Welcome to Cobh, County Cork, Ireland! . . .

                                    14 December – What Happened to Old Dixie? . . .

                                    15 December – Photo Prized by Herb Garmhausen Brings Back Memories

                                    21 December – Heavy Frost Follows With Bright Sunshine . . .

 

                    8        1968

                             6 January – New Year’s Day Brought Sub Zero Weather . . .

                                    12 January – Mercury Hit 30 Below 50 Years Ago Today . . .

                                    20 January – Old Time New Bremen . . . Flour and Woolen Mill . .

                                    21 February – Early Signs of Spring – Boy Flies Kite . . .

                                    28 February – An Old House in New Bremen Holds Nostalgia Memories . . .

                                    13 March – Monument in Piqua Cemetery Reminds Ralph May . . .

                                    18 March – Fair City of Cork and Southwest Ireland . . .

                                    6 April – It Was New Experience for Ralph May . . .

                                    12 April – Lock No. 1, Miami and Erie Canal . . .

                                    11 May – Ralph May Enjoyed German Festival . . .

                                    16 May – It Was a Rainy Day for Bird-Watching . . .

                                    6 June – Locks at Lockington and Canal Boat . . .

                                    14 June – Ancestral Home of Ralph May . . .

                                    24 July – Reflections on Western Ohio Railway . . .

                                    1 August – Luther Schroeder Seattle, Wash., Recalls Fishing . . .

                                    21 August – Old West Recalled by Ralph May . . .

                                    26 August – Ralph May Has Memories of Good Times . . .

                                    10 September – Section of M & E Canal North of St. Marys . . .

                                    12 October – Autumn Is Invigorating . . .

                                    29 October – Vogelsang’s Field of Long Ago . . .

                                    18 November – It’s Good to Know Home is Well Cared For . . .

                                    7 December – Plans for Demolition of Dierker Building . . .

                                    17 December – Views of Miami and Erie Canal in St. Marys . . .

                                    20 December – Notes From Friends at Distance Bring News . . .

 

                    9        1969

                                    3 January – New Year’s Eve, Traditional Oyster Stew, High Water in Miami River at Piqua, New Year’s Bells . . .

                                    8 January – Anna and Botkins – Early Residents of New Bremen . .

                                    23 January – Case Aut9o, Made New Bremen Also Was Plow Shop

                                    27 January – Bicycling Warm Day, Winter Can Be Pleasant, Ralph May Bicycled to Historic Farm . . .

                                    11 February – Old Time Memory of Schwaberow Store in 1900 . . .

                                    17 February – Recollections Boy Hunter, Woods in New Bremen . .

                                    5 March – Old Time New Bremen, Oyster Suppers Social Events by Rebeccas, 1900’s . . .

                                    8 March – Old Time New Bremen, Winter Lecture Courses, Program by Hengen’s Orchestra and Citizens Band

                                    25 March – Spring Came in With Howling Wind, Effect of Winter on Wheat Field . . .

                                    29 March – Church Attendance, Ireland, Weather Conditions and Sweet Peas . . .

                                    8 April – Jet Plane Ride From Dayton to Kennedy Airport . . .

                                    16 May – Song Sparrows, Orioles, Bluebells . . .

                                    20 May – Passing of Saturday Evening Post, Brings Memories of Colliers etc. . . .

                                    27 May – Halsema Storeroom and Days Legion Hall by Boesal Opera House . . .

                                    2 June – Former New Bremen Resident, Howard Hoffman . . .

                                    27 August – Train Trip to Calif., Visiting Friends and Relatives

                                    20 September – Broadway Limited from Chicago to Lima . . .

                                    2 October – San Francisco and Salt Lake City . . .

                                    4 November – 1906 NBHS Team in Action

                                    13 November – Canoeing on Loramie Creek on a November Day

                                    25 November – Preparing for Winter, Chore, New Highway Between New Bremen and Minster . . .

                                    1 December – 1917-1918 Worked at Englewood Hospital . . .

                                    9 December – Old Time New Bremen – Postcard Views of Streetcar and Park . . .

                                    18 December – Tel-Scopes . . .

                                    19 December – More on Chicago, Million Jamming the Loop

                                    22 December – Christmas Brings Memories of Other Christmases

 

                    10      1970

                             10 January – Winter Sports on Old Canal, New Bremen . . .

                                    17 January – A Winter walk – Hoarfrost Shining . . .

                                    27 January – Some Old Postcard Views of Lewistown Reservoir . . .

                                    31 January – Some Observations on a Trip Up North – Piqua to St. Marys . . .

                                    7 February – Pictures of Streetcars of Years Ago . . .

                                    10 February – Icy Blasts Followed Spring-Like Temperature February 1 . . .

                                    11 February – Different View of (Street) Car Wreck, New Bremen

                                    18 February – Swinging Bridges on Miami and Erie Canal . . .

                                    25 February – Charles Dickens’ “Oliver” in Musical Today – Thoughts, Old Movies . . .

                                    28 February – How it Feels to be the Parents of Twins . . .

                                    7 March – Pictures of Old New Bremen School – Wood burning Stoves . . .

                                    14 March – Lengthening Days Bring Colder Weather – Ice Skating

                                    17 March – Dublin’s Fair City and a Tour of Ireland – Visit to Mrs. May’s Homeland . . .

                                    23 March – Harry Ludeka Recalls Ice Cutting Mishap – Anna Kuest’s Poem Lists Teachers . . .

                                    28 March – Great Miami River Flood – 1913 – Takes 50 Lives in Piqua . . .

                                    4 April – Miss Maude’s First Graders – Central School – New Bremen . . .

                                    11 April – Dedication of Fort Recovery Museum . . .

                                    18 April – Old-Time New Bremen – Adam Helwig – Cooperages, Shoe-Making, Blacksmith Shops . . .

                                    22 April – Scenes From Old New Bremen . . .

                                    25 April – Day in June Rare; Grass, Flowers Make April Beautiful

                                    2 May – 2 Old Photos – M & E Canal at New Bremen . . .

                                    8 May – Ralph May, Member NBHS 60 Year Class, Recalls Picture Taking . . .

                                    18 May – Weekend in Cincinnati Happy Occasion – Changes Noted

                                    21 May – Walking Towpath Along Canal to 40 Acre Pond, Ralph May and Wilbur Schowe . . .

                                    29 May – Memories of Happy Days – Loramie Reservoir . . .

                                    11 June – Decorating Graves at Willow Grove; Postcards from Ireland and England . . .

                                    26 June – Passing of the Steam Locomotive . . .

                                    3 July – Ralph May Recalls July 4th at New Bremen Grove . . .

                                    7 July – Ralph’s Dog; Fritzie’s Passing . . .

                                    22 July – Evergreen Lake – Shelby Co. – Popular Spot . . .

                                    1 August – Ralph’s Son and Family Cross Rt. 66 Before Train . . . Derailment . . .

                                    15 August – Old Photo – Garmhousen Business Block – Lock Two – Ralph’s Walk to Village . . .

                                    8 September – A Nebraska Holiday in Summer . . .

                                    12 September – “Silas Marner” on the Skids – Ralph May Encourages Shakespeare

                                    24 September – Mrs. Fannie Grant’s Comments – Ralph Recalls Railway

                                    2 October – Royal George in Colorado Recalled

                                    16 October – New Bremen Depot Moved to Dicke Farm; RR Incidents Recalled . . .

                                    24 October – Canal Towpath – New Bremen – Interesting Walk . . .

                                    3 November – Thoughts on New Bremen – Ralph’s Home Town

                                    9 November – Recollections of WWI – Ralph May . . .

                                    20 November – Klanke furniture Factory Inquiry Brings Memories

                                    28 November – Old Star Bakery in New Bremen . . .

                                    7 December – Bicycle Ride to Johnston Historical Site . . .

                                    17 December – Visit to Yosemite Falls . . .

                                    24 December – Recalls Religious Painting by Henry Hoffman . . .

                                    29 December – Piqua to Chicago Journey – Christmas Visit . . .

 

                    11      1971

                                    13 January – Old Fort Loramie, Pickawillany Once Important , , ,

                                    21 January – Random Thoughts – Zero Temp., Memories of Winter – Poetry Learned in School . . .

                                    28 January – Two Views of New Bremen – Dec. 19, 1932-July 3, 1933 . . .

                                    3 February – An Old Home in New Bremen . . .

                                    9 February – Noe Seed catalog, May Looks Forward to Planting Seeds . . .

                                    11 February – Civil War Veterans, 1912, Grandfather May . . . 

                                    13 February – Folks in Old New Bremen Picture on Feb. 3 . . .

                                    27 February – Semester in College, Observations of Graduates OSU

                                    5 March – Views Along Canal in New Bremen . . .

                                    11 March – Sugar Making Camps at Oran and Dawson . . .

                                    16 March – Thoughts on Ireland This St. Patrick’s Day . . .

                                    25 March – Early Spring Pictures New Bremen, Roadways of Mind

                                    5 April – Dawson in Shelby County, Thriving Elevator . . . 

                                    20 April – W. Rabe Offered Variety of Wares . . .

                                    26 May – Class of 1903 . . . New Bremen High School . . .

                                    10 June -  Old Backhous and Kuenzel Flour Mill . . .

                                    14 June – Moon Brings Memories Spent at Lake Loramie . . .

                                    13 July (1 of 2) – May and Bloemker Children, Trip in ’27 to Niagara Falls . . .

                                    13 July (2 of 2) – Harding Memorial and Horseshoe Falls 1966

                                    24 July – Grandstand & Ball Field at New Bremen Fair.  Refreshments at Dining Hall . . .

                                    12 August – Canal Boat with New Bremenites Bound for Lake Loramie

                                    25 August – Boesel & Kunning Dry Goods & Hardware.  Summer Days Grand for Bicycle Riding . . .

                                    2 September – New Bremen 4th Grade of 1902 or ’03 – School Days in New Bremen . . .

                                    17 September – Early New Bremen H.S. Football Teams 1910-1911 . . .

                                    18 September – NBHS Year Book of 1908 Included Account of Football Teams Play . . . 

                                    29 September – New Bremen’s First Catholic Church, Memories of Kite Flying and Easter Fires . . .

                                    5 October – Autumn Good Time to Read Ode to Autumn . . .

                                    25 October – Squirrels Put on Great Show . . .

                                    1 November – Squirrels Hulled Walnuts, Rose Trellis . . .

                                    8 November – Washington St. New Bremen as it Appeared Turn of Century . . .

                                    27 November – Sale Boat on Rabe’s Pond Before Pollution in Water . . .

                                    4 December – Day of Sunshine Welcome After Day of Gloom . . .

                                    21 December – Views of New Bremen Bring Memories . . .

                                    23 December – Scenes of Long Ago, Early 1900’s . . .

 

                      12      1972

                                    8 January -  Making Spending Money Picking Chickens . . .

                                    13 January – Wintry Days Ca Be Delightful . . .

                                    17 January – Burning of Queen Elizabeth Brought Memories . . .

                                    8 February – Signs of Spring – Seed Catalogues . . .

                                    25 February – Boyhood in New Bremen . . .

                                    2 March – Look Back to the Gay 90’s . . .

                                    4 March – Visit of Pres. and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson to London . . .

                                    17 March – St. Patrick’s Day Brings Thoughts of Ireland . . .

                                    11 April – Land Canal Board in New Bremen . . .

                                    24 April – Visiting New Bremen Public Library . . .

                                    16 May – “The Old Dinkey” . . .

                                    27 May – Memorial Services for President William McKinley . . .

                                    12 June – Old Brick Residence Reminder of Homes of Past . . .

                                    20 July – “Our Dear Old St. Marys Forever” . . .

                                    7 August – Roundabout Way From Piqua to New Bremen . . .

                                    11 August – Visit to Neil Armstrong Museum . . .

                                    24 August – Dedication of Ft. Loramie Log Cabin and Museum . .

                                    3 October – Swim Under Amsterdam Bridge . . .

                                    28 October – Clear Sky and Sunshine After Days of Rain . . .

                                    3 November – Recollections of Schulenberg’s Store . . .

                                    22 November – Autumn Views Bring Memories of Riley’s Poems . .

                                    6 December – Visit to St. Patrick in Shelby Co.

                                    16 December -  Visit to Restored Canal Town Enjoyed . . .

                                    23 December (1 or 2) – Christmas in London, and in New Bremen

                                    23 December (2 of 2) – Christmas in London, and in New Bremen

 

                    13      1973

                                    2 January – Ralph’s Memories of First Chicago Visit

                                    17 January – Random Thoughts – Sunshine After the Rain

                                    16 March – St Patrick’s Day – Memories of Ireland

                                    5 May – Happy Days at Loramie Reservoir

                                    2 July – “Sons of Rest” Band at New Bremen

                                    31 July – White Mountain Picnic, 1926

                                    2 August – Flowers Beautiful Along Country Roads

                                    26 September – Old M & E Canal, Possible Restoration

                                    10 October – New Bremen Centennial Fete in 1933 Recalled

                                    18 October – Pleasant Day Up North – Historical Meeting, Ft. Loramie

                                    24 October – New Library Dedicated, New Bremen – Memories of Old Arcade Book Shelf

                                    5 November – Ralph Stops at Lake Loramie – Attended Library Opening

                                    23 November – Ralph Visits Miami University and Hueston Woods

                                    24 November – “Sons of Rest” Band in 1912 Parade

                                    21 December – Early Scenes of New Bremen – Long Ago Christmases

 

                    14      1974

                                    30 January – Random Thoughts – A Day’s Journey

                                    5 February – Selections From Old New Bremen Sun

                                    12 February – Abraham Lincoln

                                    19 February – More Items From Old New Bremen Sun

                                    8 March – Bloody Barn Battle Near New Bremen

 

          Sub-series II:  Troy Sharp Shopper / Upper Miami Valley Wednesday / Miami Valley Wednesday News

 

          BOX 7

 

          File

                    1        1971  Sharp Shopper

                                    27 January (1st Article) – Historical Facts – Public Square . . .

                                    3 February – Ice Floes on Great Miami . . .

                                    10 February – Winter Scene, “Doc” Albert McKnight . . .

                                    24 February – Big Rock East of Sidney . . .

                                    3 March – Johnston Cemetery – Upper Piqua . . .

                                    10 March – Col. John Johnston Historical Site . . .

                                    24 March – Great Miami River Flood – March 1913 . . .

                                    31 March – Winter Scenes – Johnston Historical Site . . .

                                    7 April – Ash St. Bridge – M & E Canal, 1899 . . .

                                    14 April – May’s Opera House . . .

                                    28 April – View of Canal at Lockington . . .

                                    5 May – Remember Steam Locomotives? . . .

                                    12 May – Swift Run Lake and Old Sugar Loaf . . .

                                    19 May – A Houseboat on the Canal, Piqua . . .

                             26 May – The Old “Troy Belle” . . .

                                    2 June – “Jimmy Jeems” Rial, Last of Randolph Slaves . . .

                                    9 June – My First Ride on a Canal Boat . . .

                                    16 June – “People Will Say We’re in Love” – Romance Along Canal . . .

                                    23 June – Wedded Trees of the Great Miami . . .

                                    30 June – Echo Lake – Piqua . . .

                                    14 July – Camping at Loramie Reservoir . . .

                                    28 July – Totem Pole and Hickory Elm . . .

                                    (undated) – In the Days of the Interurban . . .

                                    18 August – Another View of “Miami Queen” . . .

                                    25 August – Johnston Log Barn . . .

                                    1 September – Bridge Over Old Miami and Erie Canal . . .

                                    8 September – Happy Days – Evergreen Lake . . .

                                    15 September – Railroad Scenes – Sidney . . .

                                    22 September – Architecture in Piqua . . .

                                    29 September – Hollyhocks . . .

                                    6 October – The “A Bomb” Dropper

                                    13 October – Shelby Co. – Miami River Road . . .

                                    20 October – Another Lift Bridge – M & E Canal . . .

                                    27 October – Landman Mill and Lock No. 7 . . .

                                    3 November – Photographs From England . . .

                                    10 November – Boating and Canoeing – Piqua Hydraulic . . .

                                    17 November (1 of 2) – A Day in a Country . . .

                                    17 November (2 of 2) – Western Ohio Interurban Cars – New Bremen . . .

                                    24 November – Scenic Miami County . . .

                                    1 December – B & O Passenger Train, Wooden Tower, D & M Crossing . . .

                                    8 December – Ohio’s History in Our Area . . .

                                    15 December – Ann Hathaway’s Cottage – England . . .

                                    22 December – Old Time Christmas – New Bremen . . .

                                    29 December – A Backward Glance and a Look Ahead . . .

 

                    2        1972  Sharp Shopper

                                    5 January – A view of Ludlow Falls . . .

                                    15 January – 1120 Broadway, Piqua . . .

                                    19 January – Twin Culvert Over Turtle Creek . . .

                                    27 January – Winter Harvest . . .

                                    2 February – Ice Skating Scene on Great Miami . . .

                                    9 February – The Queen Elizabeth . . .

                                    16 February – New York in Our Area . . .

                                    23 February – Looking Back to Main St. – 1897 . . .

                                    1 March – Old Canal Boat, Spillway – Lockington . . .

                                    8 March – The Willow House . . .

                                    15 March – Thoughts on Ireland . . .

                                    18 March (1 of 2) – Tragedy in Upper Miami Valley – (Flood) . . .

                                    18 March (2 of 2) – Market square – Piqua (R. Steinmetz) . . .

                             29 March – W. P. Orr Linseed Oil Mill – Piqua . . .

                                    5 April – Swing Bridge on M & E Canal . . .

                                    12 April – Views of Greenville Falls . . .

                                    19 April – Coasting on Park Ave. Hill . . .

                                    3 May – Lockington Dam Views . . .

                                    10 May – Woods in Early Spring . . .

                                    17 May – High Water on Great Miami . . .

                                    24 May – Old Time Decoration Day . . .

                                    31 May – Bradford Fire . . .

                                    7 June – Prince of Wales, Ex-King Edward VIII

                                    21 June – Riding Bicycles

                                    28 June – Early Days, R.F.D.

                                    12 July – Street Parade in Old-Time Piqua

                                    19 July – Memories of Old Chautauquas

                                    26 July– Only God Can Make a Tree

                                    2 August– Old Time Haymaking

                                    9 August– English Churchyard View

                                    16 August (1 of 2) – A Look at Ft. Loramie (19082 1909, 1910)

                                    16 August (2 of 2) – A Visit to the Johnston Site

                                    23 August – A Visit to the Zoo

                                    30 August – Loramie Aqueduct & Lock No. 1

                                    6 September – Automobiling to Niagara Falls

                                    13 September – Dedication of Johnston Site

                                    27 September – Two Bridges – Echo Lake

                                    4 October – Scenes of Long Ago (Ireland)

                                    11 October – Wabash Cannonball

                                    18 October– Skyline of New York City

                                    25 October – Early Fall Festivals – Piqua

                                    8 November – Armistice Day – 11 November 1918

                                    15 November – John G. Battelle Canal Boat

                                    22 November – More on Old Interurbans

                                    29 November – Opening of Johnston Site

                                    6 December – Balloon Voyage – Early Days of Aviation

                                    13 December – Well-Known Celebrities

                                    26 December – Winter View – “Doc” Albert McKnight

 

                      3        1973  Sharp Shopper

                             3 January – Public Square – Piqua

                                    10 January – Some Thoughts on Chicago

                                    17 January – Coming Home on the Broadway Limited

                                    24 January – Horse Drawn Vehicles

                                    31 January – Lyndon B. Johnson Home

                                    7 February – Heavy Snows

                                    14 February – Days of Lincoln

                                    21 – Trolleys in Piqua

                                    28 February – Greenamyer’s & Ashton’s Drug Stores

                                    7 March – Capitol in Winter Time

                                    14 March – An Irish Holiday

                                    21 March – Flood Strands Families

                                    28 March – Theodore Roosevelt on Square, Piqua

                                    4 April – Piqua Fire Stations

                                    11 April – Familiar Names in Piqua

                                    18 April – Views From Rossville Bridge

                                    25 April – Old Time Sidney

                                    2 May – Walking From Lockington to Kirkwood

                                    9 May – Fatalities in Piqua Area (Interurban & Auto)

                                    16 May (1 of 2) – Sinking of the Maine

                                    16 May (2 of 2) – The Hollow in Early Spring

                                    23 May – Water Works on Washington Ave.

                                    6 June – Memories of Lockington

                                    13 June (1 or 2) – The Wiltheiss Cigar Store

                                    13 June (2 of 2) – Wedded Tree Near Piqua

                                    20 June – History Throughout Area

                                    20 June – Meeting Elbert Hubbard

                                    3 July – Railroad Scenes at Bradford

                                    11 July – Young Hikers at Forest Hill Cemetery

                                    18 July – May’s Opera House

                                    25 July – Days of Threshing Machine

                                    1 August – 1831 Views of Piqua

                                    8 August – Southeast View of Piqua

                                    22 August – Happy Days at the Loramie Reservoir

                                    29 August (1 of 2) – More on 1831 Views of Piqua

                                    29 August (2 of 2) – Random Thoughts

                                    5 September – Photos of Lincoln, Neb.

                                    12 September – Rescue From the Bottom of the Sea

                                    19 September – Random Thoughts

                                    26 September – Another View of Albert McKnight

                                    3 October – Public Square – Urbana

                                    10 October – Thoughts on Cincinnati

                                    17 October – Random Thoughts

                                    24 October – Parade in Piqua

                                    31 October – The American Purple Martin

                                    7 November – Armistice Day

                                    14 November – Random Thoughts

                                    21 November – Railroad of 1878

                                    28 November – Miami County Wonderland

                                    5 December – Locks at Lockington

                                    12 December – Hueston Woods and Miami University

                                    19 December – Christmas in New Bremen

 

                    4        1974  Sharp Shopper

                                    2 January – Random Thoughts – Amtrak’s The Broadway Limited Leaves Lima for Trip to Chicago, Ill.

                                    9 January – Random Thoughts – Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson – Begins 4th Year for Sharp Shopper

                                    16 January – A Winter Walk to Swift Run

                                    23 January – Random Thoughts – Eugene Wood and the Bellefontaine Area

                                    30 January – Views of Hydraulic Bank as Far as Swift Run

                                    13 February – The Old Miller House

                                    27 February – A Man and His Dog Take a Walk Around Piqua

                                    6 March – Winter Sports on the Canal

                                    13 March – Ireland During World War I

                                    20 March – More on 1913 Flood

                                    3 April – Woods in Early Spring

                                    10 April – High Banks Along Great Miami River

                                    17 April – A Towpath View Along the Canal

                                    24 April – Random Thoughts – Talking About Doing His Planting – Rode to Johnston Historical Site

                                    1 May – Downing St. named for Downing St. in London, England and Picture of St. Paul’s

                                    8 May – Union Depot and View of Piqua From the Malt House

                                    15 May – Ralph May’s English Marriage Certificate

                                    29 May – Annie Oakley 1860-1926

                                    5 June – Random Thoughts – A Book “My Summer in a Garden”, Also Being a Gardner

                                    12 June – Some Reflections on Troy

                                    19 June – On Vacation in Northern Illinois

                                    26 June – Random Thoughts – Notes on the State of Indiana

                                    3 July – Random Thoughts – Wonderful Time of Year – Crops are Ripening – Respect Paid to Our Own Scott Garbry – Troy Citizen Mr. C. Bruckner

                                    10 July – A Trip He Took Some Years Ago, What a Beautiful State Ohio Is

                                    17 July – Amateur Photographer – a Trip to Nebraska

                                    24 July – Random Thoughts – Old Ice Cream Parlors and Picnics

                                    31 July – An Evening in July

                                    7 August – Last View of May’s Opera House, Coming Down

                                    14 August – Walking Alone From Camp Wakonda, Sun in July

                                    21 August – Paving Main St. – 1895

                                    28 August – On a Visit to Evergreen Lake

                                    4 September – Boating on the Miami River

                                    11 September – The Old Public Square, Market St.

                                    18 September – Trip to Sidney on a Bicycle

                                    25 September – Thoughts on Revisiting Chicago

                                    2 October – September Sunshine – Picture of Lock #8 at the State Dam

                                    9 October – A Semester at Heidleberg College

                                    16 October – Landman’s Mill

                                    23 October – Random Thoughts – Bowman’s House

                                    30 October – All in One Day, 16 October 1974 – Hocking County

                                    13 November – Reflections On World War I & Armistice Day, 11 November 1918

                                    20 November – Old Postcard of Versailles, Ohio Dating Back to 1914

                                    27 November – Random Thoughts – Newspaper Clipping About a Suicide in 1934 has a Bizarre Ending

                                    4 December – Bradford Fire, August 1920

                                    8 December – This Fellow Lived in a Hollow Tree

                                    11 December – Opening Day of Johnston Historical Site on April 1.  Scenes of the Canal and Boat

                                    24 December – Winter Scenes of Long Ago

                                    31 December – A Winter Scene for the New Year

 

                    5        1975  Sharp Shopper – Upper Miami Valley Wednesday

                                    8 January – An Afternoon in Chicago

                                    15 January – Across the State of Indiana

                                    22 January – High Water on Miami River

                                    29 January – Winter Scenes at Johnston Farm

                                    5 February – Winter Sports on the Old Canal

                                    12 February – Back to the Civil War

                                    19 – River and Canal North of Piqua

                                    26 February – Frank Robbins Livery Stable – Strand Theatre

                                    5 March – 426 College St. – Where He Lived

                                    12 March – An Old House in New Bremen

                                    19 March – Photos of Ireland

                                    26 March – The 1913 Flood

                                    2 April – Lockington and Newbern

                                    9 April – Piqua Recollections

                                    16 April – Concord Bridge, Concord, Mass – 1836

                                    23 April – Monuments at Forest Hill – Piqua

                                    30 April – A World War I Romance

                                    7 May – Random Thoughts

                                    14 May – Views of the Great Miami – Echo Lake

                                    21 May – Views of the Lewistown Reservoir

                                    28 May (1 of 2) – Memorial Day Piqua – 1920

                                    28 May (2 of 2) – Bradford Railroad Bicentennial

                                    4 June – Random Thoughts

                                    11 June – Photos From Missoula, Montana (relates to item on 426 College St.)

                             18 June – Postcard Scenes of Old Piqua

                                    25 June – Railroad Scenes – Maria Stein and Bradford

                                    2 July – Random Thoughts

                                    16 July – Boating and Canoeing on the Hydraulic

                                    23 July – Times to Remember

                                    30 July – Old Piqua Chautauqua

                                    6 August – Good Old Summer Time

                                    13 August – Random Thoughts

                                    20 August – A Walk to Fletcher

                                    27 August – Treaty of Greenville and Annie Oakley

                                    3 September – Canal Boat Outing

                                    17 September – Random Thoughts

                                    24 September – Post Card Scenes of Echo Lake

                                    8 October – Treasured Volumes – Flesh Public Library

                                    15 October – Baseball in 1906 and 1909

                                    22 October – Transportation in an Unusual View

                                    29 October – Piqua’s Old Fire Station

                                    5 November (1 of 2) – My First Trip to Columbus

                                    5 November (2 of 2) – October Canal Tour

                                    12 November – Back to WWI

                                    19 November – Closing Day at Johnston Farm

                                    25 November – View of Caldwell St. – Piqua

                                    3 December – Queen City of the West

                                    10 December – Random Thoughts

                                    17 December – From Ohio to Illinois

                                    24 December – Christmas Back in New Breman

                                    31 December – Random Thoughts – New Year

 

                    6        1976  Sharp Shopper – Upper Miami Valley Wednesday

                                    7 January – The Beauty of Winter

                                    14 January – Letter to Harold Bell Wright

                                    21 January – Random Thoughts – Anniversary of the First Sharp Shopper Articles

                                    28 January – Dr. A. P. McCarty

                                    4 February – Old Post Cards – Railroad Scenes

                                    11 February – Reprint of 1940 Article on Winter Trip

                                    17 February – Random Thoughts on Reading, etc.

                                    25 February – Random Thoughts on Winter Season

                                    3 March – Day of Sunshine – Hike on Hydraulic to Swift Run

                                    10 March – Old Time Tobacco Shop in Piqua

                                    17 March – Thoughts on Ireland

                                    24 March – More Views of 1913 Flood

                                    31 March – When the Telephone Came to Piqua

                                    14 April – Luther McCarty Funeral

                             21 April – Loramie Reservoir – Fishing

                                    28 April – The Interurban Line From Piqua

                                    12 May – Photo in 1915 – Piqua Men – First Presbyterian Church

                                    19 May – Century Book of Facts

                                    26 May – Picture Postcards From Piqua

                                    2 June – Random Thoughts – Summer, Library Book Sale, etc.

                                    9 June – Old Cadillac Restaurant

                                    16 June – New Pool – Fountain Park; Old Swimming Places

                                    23 June – Miami-Erie Canal; R.E. Eshmeyer Article

                                    30 June – Visit to Washington D.C. and Virginia

                                    7 July – Summer Outing – Tri-County Fairgrounds

                                    14 July – Culvert Under Canal

                                    21 July – Highest Point in Piqua – St. Boniface Church

                                    4 August – Public Square Before Hotel

                                    11 August – Visit to Los Angeles

                                    18 August – Two Weeks in So. California

                                    25 August – More on California Trip

                                    1 September – Random Thoughts – Summer Flowers in Yard

                                    8 September – Early Days of Driving Automobile

                                    15 September – Article on Houston, Ohio

                                    22 September – Lower Bridge – Miami River

                                    29 September – Production of Oil in This Area

                                    6 October – Painter Creek Views

                                    13 October – Travel in England and America

                                    20 October – “A Spot in Ohio”, Johnston Farm

                                    27 October – Visit to Warren County

                                    3 November – Random Thoughts – Winter Weather, etc.

                                    10 November – Pictures – Local Scenes – Spring of ‘76

                                    17 November – Shelby County Interesting Areas

                                    24 November – Random Thoughts – Fall and Winter

                                    1 December – Postcard Views of Sidney

                                    8 December – Memories of Railroad Express Business

                                    15 December – Comments on Winter Weather, etc.

                                    21 December – Christmas in New Bremen – Boyhood

                                    27 December – Christmas in London – 1918

 

                    7        1977  Upper Miami Valley Wednesday – Miami Valley Wednesday News

                                    5 January – Christmas Holiday in Northern Illinois

                                    12 January –  Random Thoughts – Snow Scene

                                    19 January – Random Thoughts (picture of John Whittier)

                                    26 January – Random Thoughts (on James Russell Lowell’s essay)

                                    2 February – Reflections on Chicago

                                    9 February – Abraham Lincoln and Gettysburg Address 75 yrs.

                                                Old

                                    16 February – Assortment of Winter Scenes

                                    23 February – Random Thoughts (on climate and “meeting of minds”)

                                    2 March – Albert McKnight

                                    9 March – A Winter Walk

                                    16 March – Remembrance of St. Patrick’s Day

                                    23 March – Looking Back – Building of Western Ohio Interurban Railway

                                    30 March – 1913 Flood – Postcard

                                    6 April – The Woods in Early Spring

                                    13 April – Towers at Piqua Crossing

                                    20 April – Random Thoughts – Poems by Different Authors

                                    27 April – St. Mary’s Reservoir in Early Spring

                                    4 May – Random Thoughts – Pictures of Glen Helen, Antioch College

                                    11 May – Old Piqua F.C. Ploch Advertisement

                                    18 May – Short Vacation in Northern Illinois

                                    25 May – Railroad Scenes from Sidney

                                    1 June – “Jimmy Jeems” Rial – Randolph Slave

                                    8 June – Railroad Scenes from Bradford

                                    15 June – Some Thoughts on London

                                    22 June – Views of St. James Episcopal Church – Piqua

                                    29 June – Galena, Illinois – Home of U.S. Grant

                                    6 July – Big Four Depot, Sidney, Before Track was Elevated

                                    13 July – Watermelon Time and Surrey With Fringe on Top

                                    20 July – Random Thoughts – Flesh Public Library

                                    27 July – Pictures of 1976 Heavy Snow and Bitter Cold

                                    10 August – Random Thoughts – a Drive to Fletcher and to Wapakoneta

                                    17 August – Piqua’s Scenic Area; Walking Hydraulic From Franz’s Pond to Swift Run Lake

                                    24 August – May’s Opera House

                                    31 August – Remembrances of a County Fair

                                    7 September – Random Thoughts – Piqua Trades and labor Council

                                    14 September – Random Thoughts – First Publication of the Sunday Newspaper by Troy Daily News

                                    21 September – Life Along the Canal

                                    28 September – In the Days of Corn Shocks

                                    5 October – Three Old Time Views From Russell’s Point

                                    12 October – Jim Tully  1888-1947

                                    19 October – The Charm of Kirkwood

                                    26 October – Random Thoughts – Talking About Johnston Historical Site and Horseshoe Bend Road

                                    2 November – About the Fall of the Year

                                    9 November – Pictures Taken in Ireland When He Was Stationed During World War I

                                    16 November – Random Thoughts – Kiser Bridge Over Hydraulic

                                                – Mayor of Piqua During 1913

                                    23 November – Old Time Thanksgiving in New Bremen

                                    30 November – Lima, Ohio and Broadway Limited

                                    7 December – Random Thoughts – On Neighbors

                                    14 December – Random Thoughts – About Snow and Christmas

                                    21 December – Some Thoughts On the Coming of Christmas

                                    28 December – Random Thoughts – About His Writings

 

                    8        1978 Upper Miami Valley Wednesday – Miami Valley Wednesday News

                                    4 January – A Winter View of Miami River from Levee of River St.

                                    11 January – Three Calendars and Seed Catalog

                                    18 January – Random Thoughts – Clayton J. Bruckner

                                    25 January – Good Fellows Get Together

                                    1 February – Description of a Winter Walk

                                    8 February – The Greatness of Lincoln – Lincoln Memorial

                                    15 February – Boyhood Winter in New Bremen

                                    22 February – Snow Photos Taken After Blizzard

                                    1 March – Three Notable Preachers

                                    8 March – Running of Sap and Spring

                                    15 March - Ice Floes on Miami River, Ice Jam Under Old Pennsylvania RR Bridge (bridge down in 1913 flood)

                                    29 March – Floods of 1898, 1913 Devastated Piqua Area

                                    5 April – Beauty Softens Bite of Winter

                                    19 April – Historic Views in Miami Valley

                                    26 April – Grand View at St. Marys

                                    10 May – Baseball in Kirkwood

                                    31 May – Flowers and Kirkwood Ball Team

                                    7 June – Willow Grove a Special Place

                                    14 June – Typewriter He Used, and Learned at Ideal Business College in Piqua

                                    21 June – Commencement in 1871

                                    28 June – Old Time Camping at Loramie Reservoir

                                    5 July – New York From the Hudson River

                                    12 July – Old Steam Locomotives

                                    19 July – Camera Captures Scenic Landmarks

                                    26 July – Oxford Enchanting Then and Now

                                    9 August – Boating on Echo Lake Years Ago

                             16 August – Remembering Liverpool

                                    23 August – Johnston Cemetery

                                    13 September – History Comes Alive in Chester, England

                                    20 September – Books are Friends, to be Returned Again and Again

                                    4 October – Random Thoughts – Ode to Autumn

                                    11 October – Friends of My Youth

                                    18 October – Road Remains Scenic in Fall

                                    25 October – Boat Travels Canal

                                    1 November – Piqua Bond Issue Brings Memories

                                    8 November – Piquad Recollects War

                                    15 November – Random Thoughts – Talks About His Trees

                                    29 November – West Water St. During Yesteryears

 

                    9        1979 Upper Miami Valley Wednesday – Miami Valley Wednesday News

                                    31 January – Random Thoughts – Poems of Winter by Emerson and Picture of Covered Bridge

 

SERIES III:  PIQUA

 

          BOX 8

 

          File

                    1        General History

                   2        Buildings, Business, Schools, Churches

                   3        Piqua Historical Area/ Johnston Farm

                   4        Personalities

                   5        Entertainment, Chautauqua, B.P.O.E.

                   6        Al Steinhilber Articles, 1975

                   7        Miscellaneous

 

SERIES IV:  MIAMI COUNTY

 

          BOX 8

 

          File    8        Troy / Miami County Clippings, 1976-1978

 

SERIES V:  NON-MIAMI COUNTY

 

          BOX 8

 

          File    9        New Breman / Potsdam / St. Marys / Lockington clippings (scattered 1943-1980)

 

SERIES VI:  CORRESPONDENCE / NOTES

 

          BOX 8

 

          File    10      Correspondence to Ralph May / Research notes on collection photographs

 

SERIES VII:  CANALS

 

          BOX 8       

 

          File    11      Ohio Canals / Canal Society of Ohio

 

SERIES VIII:  WORLD WAR I

 

          BOX 8

 

          File    12      British Newspapers, 1918-1919

 

SERIES IX:  WORLD WAR II

 

          BOX 8

 

          File    13      Newspapers, photograph c. 1945