Shawnee’s founder, T.J. Davis, purchased land from his fellow investors including this site, then occupied by the farm house of Israel Gordon. Within several months of the town’s platting in March, 1872, the farm house became the town’s first hotel, . . . — — Map (db m139214) HM
By the 1930’s the boom was over. The hillsides were scarred. Thousands of openings, natural and man-made, lead to mines and miles of abandoned underground tunnels. Gob piles of useless coal created huge black swaths of barren land. The region became . . . — — Map (db m140060) HM
Due to the remote and rugged nature of the land that would become Saltlick Township in 1823, the first European settlers did not settle in this area until 1814, eleven years after Ohio’s statehood.
Shawnee was platted in 1872 by a single . . . — — Map (db m139207) HM
In 1869 a secret organization. The Knights of Labor, was founded
in Philadelphia. The K.O.L. promoted an ideal society based on
bettering life for others with the slogans. “labor was the first
capital” and “an injury to one is . . . — — Map (db m122800) HM
This building, first known as the Red Men’s Hall, was completed in 1908. In 1976 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Saved from the wrecking ball, and renamed the Tecumseh Theater.
An early example of skyscraper . . . — — Map (db m139179) HM
Welcome to Shawnee and the Little Cities of Back Diamonds Region. This green space celebrates the place we call home by acknowledging and honoring the courage and hard work of thousands of people who labored here to mine the coal that helped power a . . . — — Map (db m139147) HM