Annotated Bibliography

Booth, Russell H. Jr., The Tuscarawas Valley in Indian Days 1750-1797, Original Journals and Old Maps with Analysis. Cambridge, OH: Gomber House Press, 1994.

This work contains many interesting and insightful first hand accounts from the areas along the Tuscarawas River.

Canal Fulton Heritage Society. Canal Fulton, Ohio: The Canal Era 1814 - 1913. Canal Fulton, Ohio: Ye Olde Print Shoppe.

The Heritage Society put together, in part as one of our bicentennial projects, a small collection of photos and advertisements featuring various scenes and businesses from the Canal Fulton area.

________. The Canawler. Canal Fulton, Ohio: The Signal Newspaper, 1971 - 1976.

In 1967, the Exchange Bank Company - Ed Harriman President - presented the first publication of The Canawler and for the next few years the publication highlited the efforts being put into the restoration of the canal - largely culminating in the operation of the St. Helena II canal boat. With the II's completion in 1970, the Heritage Soicety, in 1971, took over publication of this print and it served as the Society's newsletter through the next several seasons - featuring current news and announcements mingled with tidbits of the past (just one more means the Heritage Society used to help fill our mission).

The Exchange Bank Company. The Canawler. Canal Fulton, Ohio: The Signal Newspaper, 1968 - 1970.

Ed Harriman, active in many civic organizations in town (as well as one of the founding members of the Heritage Soceity), was one of the great community leaders of his day and would be instrumental in preservation of Canal Fulton history.

Frey, Russell. The History and Legends of Rogues' Hollow 4th ed. Siler City, NC: Pleasants Office Systems Inc., 1958.

Rogue's Hollow, laying just beyond Clinton, added quite a bit of local flavor to the surrounding area and Frey's research has brought many colorful stories to light.

Gantz, Carroll M. Building the St. Helena II: Rebirth of a Ninteenth-Century Canal Boat. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2012.

Gantz' history of the early years of the St. Helena II is the most complete written account of this vessel - which isn't surprising considering he was among the key players in her story.

Knepper, George W. The Official Ohio Lands Book. publication of The Auditor of State, 2002.

Knepper is a well known and respected local historian and while this particular work is briefer than others it offers a well rounded glimpse of Ohio.

McAlester, Virginia and Lee. A Field Guide to American Houses. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1984.

The McAlesters walk their reader through the variety of fashions, shapes and decorative details that have been used in much of the housing architecture within this country and showcase various photos of homes depicting aspects of each.

Metzger, Lynn and Peg Bobel, eds. Canal Fever: The Ohio & Erie Canal from Waterway to Canalway. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2009.

This work offers a variety of viewpoints all focusing on various aspects of the all important Ohio & Erie Canal and locating it amidst the feverish response with which the canals were regarded in the early-mid 1800's.

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.

Too frequently, too many people fail to understand the interconnectedness of the natural world all around us - both of how it affects us and we affect it.

Ohio History Connection.

The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, has loads of resources on all different aspects of Ohio history, many fascinating sites to visit all across the state and lots of helpful articles on their website.

Perrin, William Henry, ed. History of Stark County, With an Outline Sketch of Ohio. Chicago: Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers, 1881.

This compilation offers a cursory glimpse into the histories of Stark County and each of its townships and cities as well as some biographical sketches of then prominent community members.

Porter, Burton P. Old Canal Days. Columbus, Ohio: Heer Printing Co., 1942.

Porter's Old Canal Days regales the reader with countless anecdotal tales of late 1800's Canal Fultonians. * Never-the-less, we appreciate the sense of "heritage" that Porter's style endears to the reader :-). As the character Burt Lee is a pseudonym Porter created for himself much of this work, aside from being good story telling, is a first hand narrative.

Ricky, Donald B. ed., Encyclopedia of Ohio Indians, Vol. 1. St. Claire Shores, MI: Somerset Publishers, Inc., 1998.

This work offers a nice overview of those Native Americans and tribes that once dwelt in the Ohio Territory.

Samson, John, and Geoff Wellens, How to Build a Ferro-cement Boat. Vancouver, Canada: Samson Marine Design Enterprises Ltd., 1968.

This book gives the basic concepts behind designing and building a ferro-cement boat. While the St. Helena III was underconstruction (1988-92) it helped our personell to get a better grasp of such techniques.

Sanborn Map Company. Canal Fulton. 1899, 1911.

While the Sanborn Company intended such maps for purposes of fire insurance, the historian praises them for the overall data they can supply about yester-year.

Simpson, Al. Along the Towpath: A Journalist Rediscovers the Ohio & Erie Canal, Russ Musarra, ed., Akron, OH: The University of Akron Libraries, 2003.

More than half a decade worth of Mr. Simpson's regular articles were selected from and edited down to fit into this single book. Nevertheless, his enthusiasm for the canal is evident and Simpson is one of several whose persistance brought about a resurgence of local canal history.

Streby, Waldo M. Nostalgia. 1978.

Streby nostalgically looks back on the family, friends, acquantences and places he grew up with - taking the reader on a whirlwind reminiscence of early 1900's Canal Fulton.

Tom Brownfield (one of our former members and once director of the Canal Fulton Public Library) helped create an index to and map of Streby's book. Researchers will no doubt find these tools quite helpful.

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Streby, aside from authoring the book Nostalgia, sketched various scenes from the Canal Fulton he remembered.

Walker, Lester American Homes: The Landmark Illustrated Encyclopedia of Domestic Architecture, New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2014.

Walker's work gives concise characteristics, timeline and backrgournd on each of the styles outlined noting how various styles either built on or were reactions to former styles. The reader also can't help but note that popular notions of the time bounced back and forth between austere and ostentatious based on current political or economic realities within the country. Locating Canal Fulton's architecture among these stylistic expressions perhaps lends some perspective to the changing trends our town has witnessed.

Woods, Terry K. The Ohio & Erie Canal: A Glossary of Terms, Second Edition Revised and Expanded, Kent, OH: The Kent State University Press, 2011.

Woods has been quite active in the canaling world and no less familiar with the local canal scene (he assisted as a day-laborer on the St. Helena II during her construction and has even served at times as a docent in our own Museum). This specific work highlights terminology and practices used locally on the Ohio & Erie Canal - as opposed to broader US canal lingo and methods.

________. Ohio's Grand Canal: A Brief History of the Ohio & Erie Canal. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2008.

Woods book herein offers a fine overall picture of the life of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Robert Hodges, website author/designer/editor, last updated 3-16-22.

While this editor alone is responsible for any misinformation contained herein, he does need to thank Ed Shuman, Linda Lynch, Jimmy Harris, Ralph Suderow, Chuck Haas, Jim Guest, Terry Woods, Ron Reid, Margaret Manley, Cindy Bagocius and Beverly Wallace for their editorial input and insight.

He is also indebted to Tim Snyder, Kevin Hodges and Dennis Downing for their technical know-how.

And lastly, to all the countless number of people who have through these past decades built the collections of records and memoribilia (which the editor has happily spent hundreds of hours sifting through since launching this website in 2012 - and could easily have spent hundreds of hours more) made composition of this history and assembly of this website possible to begin with - THANK YOU.