One House’s Story: The Rinehart Family

Over the years buildings that were once used as homes have been added to and converted to commercial uses. This seems to be especially true when a home sits on one of a community’s main thoroughfares. This is the story of just such a home that went on to become a longstanding community gathering place.Continue reading “One House’s Story: The Rinehart Family”

One House’s Story: Honorable Simpson Harmount

I thought I would continue my look into the stories behind some of the community’s historic houses by taking a look at another home located on Fair Avenue in New Philadelphia. This home’s current status belies its history and the significance to the community of its past owners. Robert Harmount (1775-1842) and his wife, ElizabethContinue reading “One House’s Story: Honorable Simpson Harmount”

Isaac K. Lakin: From the Tuscarawas to the Yellowstone

The Yellowstone River with Miles City, Montana in the distance, c. 1881. I always enjoy when I stumble across someone in history who, through a simple mention in a newspaper or other source, captures my interest so much that I want to learn more about them. My search for their life in the historical recordContinue reading “Isaac K. Lakin: From the Tuscarawas to the Yellowstone”