Monday, June 8, 2009

Fremont Then and Now: A Pictorial History of Progress and Change

Deeply interested in the area's past, Larry Michaels and Krista Michaels worked for more than two years to create a visual record of Fremont, Ohio's amazingly rich history. Arranged in a "then and now" format, their 186-page work contains over 250 images. More than 100 historic photographs were carefully selected from the holdings of the Hayes Presidential Center's Local History Photograph Collection. Others came from private collections, the Birchard Public Library, and the Sandusky County Historical Society.

The authors paired many century-old images of homes, stores, churches, schools, streets, businesses, and the Sandusky River with modern views of the same scenes. Fremont: Then and Now chronicles the change and continuity of this vibrant Northwest Ohio city. Also included are key dates in Fremont's history, the origins of street names, and an index. You can purchase their fascinating book, Fremont: Then and Now, at the Hayes Presidential Center's Museum Store.

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