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Aetna Machine Works

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer Aetna Machine Works was founded in 1880 by Frank I. Freeman as a reorganization of the Douglas Machine Works and employed 18 hands in 1882. They made sawmills, pumps and 10 to 125 H. P. vertical & horizontal steam engines…

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American Welding & Manufacturing Co.

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer Est. 1918 - Pheonix Rd. - moved to Dietz Rd. This company was founded by J.C. Masternach and some investors from Cleveland. It opened with a workforce of 30 people and eventually grew to 700 employees. The original product…

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Atlantic and Great Western Railway, The

Submitted by Andrew Olson & Richard K. Fleischer The Atlantic and Great Western Railway (1865-1871)/Railroad (1871-1880) Company On March 10th 1851 Marvin Kent, a merchant from Franklin Mills OH (now Kent) chartered the Franklin and Warren Railroad to connect the two named local business communities.…

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Badger, Joseph (1757-1847)

Submitted by Gary Moss Joseph Badger was one of the first and most prominent Congregational itinerant missionaries in the part of northeast Ohio first created and settled as the Connecticut Western Reserve. Born in 1757, Badger was a Revolutionary War veteran from Massachusetts who…

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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Lake Branch

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Lake Branch and the Painesville & Youngstown Railway The B&O Lake Branch was the first narrow gauge line in the state for common carrier business, and was built within two weeks of the Denver &…

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Brackett, Leigh (1915-1978)

As well as the small number of mythological subjects which are his best-known works today, he painted a wide range of religious subjects and also some portraits. He and his workshop were especially known for their Madonna and Childs, many in the round tondo shape.

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Brainard Steel Co.

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer Est. Circa 1918 Located originally at Paige Ave. and Griswold St. Eventually moved to Larchmont Ave. NE. When owner J.W. Brainard retired this company was sold to a private firm headed by E. T. Sproul, who had formerly been…

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Bristol Inn

Submitted by Kathy Seemann In 1806, two years after Bristol Township in Trumbull County, Ohio was first settled by Abraham Baughman, Jonathan Walkley (born in Connecticut on November 11, 1783, died October 19, 1828) built the first frame home in the township on the south…

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Bunts, Frank Emory (1861-1928)

Submitted by the Girard Historical Society Henry and Susan Banhisel’s second daughter Clara married her school sweetheart, William Carey (W.C.) Bunts in 1858.  W.C. raised a unit in the Civil War and served until 1866.  He took his family to Cleveland after the War to…

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Butler, Joseph

Researcher - Niles High School How strong is your museum’s website as part of the whole offer? Does it reflect your identity as an organization? Does it appeal to your visitors? What does it really need? Are there trends to pay attention to? Others to…

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Chicago Cleveland Car Roof Company

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer How strong is your museum’s website as part of the whole offer? Does it reflect your identity as an organization? Does it appeal to your visitors? What does it really need? Are there trends to pay attention to? Others…

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Clingan, Margaretta Thomas (1869-1952)

Submitted by Niles Historical Society Margaretta Thomas Clingan (1869-1952), daughter of John R. Thomas(1834-1898), founder of the Niles Fire Brick Company, and Margaret Morgan(1834-1918) and sister to Congressman W. Aubrey Thomas. She married Thomas Omar Clingan, a medical doctor, in 1888 and the family had…

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Copperweld Steel Company

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer Part 1, The Good Years Copperweld began as a small business at Rankin, Pa. with about 23 employees in 1915. The Plant moved to Glassport, Pa. in 1927 and began to expand. The company process unites a thick jacket of…

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Cortland Opera House

Submitted by Sally Lane In 1987 this building was known as the “Grange.” Before that it was unofficially called the Opera House, but its real name was Kline’s Hall. Before that it was the town’s Methodist church and faced North High Street.  Before that, from…

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Crane, Clarence (1875-1931)

Submitted by Gavin Esposito Clarence A. Crane (April 5th, 1875–July 6th, 1931) was a confectioner responsible for the invention of Lifesavers candy. For a brief time, he resided in Trumbull County, owning a maple syrup refinery in Warren Born on April 5th, 1875 as the…

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