Loami Ashley

This blog is in memory of Elder Loami Ashley and is dedicated to descendant, Scott Ashley, who saw the very sad state of his burial grounds at Backman Cemetery and began a historical preservation project to remember this cemetery and it’s fallen. Elder Loami Ashley is the son of William Ashley and Rachel Howe Ashley. 

The Rails & Tales of the Dayton Union: The Early Years by Todd Clemmons

Todd Clemmons has released his new book about the D&U Railroad in time for Christmas! The flyer below has all the details but a percentage of the proceeds will go to Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society. At this time, the book is available at Fourman’s Variety on West George in Arcanum and The S &

Young Family of Pitsburg

This article on the Young family of Pitsburg and Pitsburg Hotel was researched and written by Carolyn Stutz Temte who was a past resident of Pitsburg and has helped us research Pitsburg for our recent “Pitsburg Businesses” program. I researched Google books, Books out of print, The New York Public Library, Library of Congress and

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