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  • Ghost Stories: The Temperance Crusade and a chat with a local legend

    Ladies and gentlemen, before we proceed to the court case involving uptown Hillsboro business owner William Henry Harrison Dunn and the Temperance crusaders, let’s take a step back for a bit of perspective from a Highland County native son who came into this world just months before the legendary crusade.
  • Ghost Stories: The winter of 1873-1874
    Ladies and gentlemen, on Jan. 31, 1874 – exactly 141 years ago this Sunday – uptown Hillsboro business owner William Henry Harrison Dunn had had enough of an army of Temperance Crusaders who had been bombarding his store with hymns and prayer.
  • Ghost Stories: The winter of 1873-74 and the Temperance Crusade
    W.H.H. Dunn was born July 16, 1840 in Erie County, Pa., and would have been a young man of 33 years of age when the Temperance Crusade swept through Highland County and other areas of the state that winter.
  • Ghost Stories: The winter of 1874 and the Temperance Crusade
    It was the winter of 1873-74, and the ladies had waged a war on alcohol in uptown Hillsboro. We talked earlier about how their mission was to “overcome and vanquish the liquor-sellers with love and kindness alone” and had targeted the establishment of William Henry Harrison Dunn, one of the booze sellers in town.
  • Ghost Stories: The battle of Fort Dunn
    Earlier this month, we talked about how an army of women, led by Eliza Jane Trimble Thompson, “solemnly and unshrinkingly pledged themselves to each other, with God’s help, to overcome and vanquish the liquor-sellers with love and kindness alone.”
  • Making memories with my best man
    I firmly believe that good dogs go to Heaven, and that my best man is there right now, running, playing, watching over us and waiting for us.
  • Making memories with my best man
    I firmly believe that good dogs go to Heaven, and that my best man is there right now, running, playing, watching over us and waiting for us.
  • Making memories with my best man
    I firmly believe that good dogs go to Heaven, and that my best man is there right now, running, playing, watching over us and waiting for us.
  • Ghost Stories: The Battle of Fort Dunn
    As the army of Hillsboro ladies gear up for another siege and Brigadier General W.H.H. Dunn prepares a counterattack, let’s pause for now, and we’ll continue next week.
  • Ghost Stories: Now he belongs to the ages
    George Washington Barrere served as a lieutenant colonel in the Civil War, and on April 19, 1865, his family and residents of Highland County picked up their local newspaper and saw the headline, “A Nation in Mourning,” under a photo of an American flag.
  • Ghost Stories: Stand by for news
    George Washington Barrere, one of the pioneer settlers of Highland County, had several close calls in battles in the 1700s and early 1800s. His son, John Mills Barrere, at the age of 62, lost an arm in the Battle of Harpers Ferry.
  • Ghost Stories: Money in the bank
    In the days of Highland County pioneer George Washington Barrere, who was born in 1770 and passed away in 1838, money was scarce and most things had to be obtained by barter. But as the 1800s progressed, that began to change.
  • Ghost Stories: Esquires and Congressmen, continued
    Like his uncle, Granville Barrere would become a top-notch lawyer and would later serve in Congress. But unlike Uncle Nelson, Granville would not call southern Ohio home much longer.
  • Tigers fall on road at Chillicothe
    It wasn't their best outing of the season, but the McClain Tigers did score a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, but the host Chillicothe Cavaliers eventually defeated the Tigers, 70-7 Friday night at Herrnstein Field.
  • Tigers fall on road at Chillicothe
    It wasn't their best outing of the season, but the McClain Tigers did score a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, but the host Chillicothe Cavaliers eventually defeated the Tigers, 70-7 Friday night at Herrnstein Field.
  • Tigers fall on road at Chillicothe
    It wasn't their best outing of the season, but the McClain Tigers did score a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, but the host Chillicothe Cavaliers eventually defeated the Tigers, 70-7 Friday night at Herrnstein Field.
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