Ohio History Journal

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422 Ohio Arch

422        Ohio Arch. and Hist. Society Publications.



At the Saturday morning meeting President Randall turned

the program over to Prof. F. P. Goodwin, of Woodward High

School, Cincinnati, who conducted the meeting in the interest of

teachers of history. After some preliminary remarks regard-

ing the value of local history as illustrative of national move-

ments and of methods designed to utilize it in this way, Mr.

Goodwin introduced the chief speaker of the morning, Prof.

Arthur W. Dunn, the Director of Civics in the Indianapolis pub-

lic schools.

The paper of Prof Dunn is not here reproduced as it was

published in the complete report of the Association annual meet-

ing, as well as in the Indiana Quarterly Magazine of History for

December, 1908.






Circleville, Ohio.

Is he an educated man who, though versed in mathematics, in lan-

guages, in all the lore of the ancient civilizations, does not know that

(it may be) where now stands his home once was waged as deadly

and as cruel a war as ever startled Europe; that here dwelt a strange

people of mysterious lineage, who wrought with their hands as remark-

able structures as the Pyramids--who wrought with their minds as

abstruse problems as did Euclid?

Can the resident of Pickaway County be termed educated, who,

though trained in the history of foreign countries does not know of

the remarkable fortifications (prehistoric remains) upon the site of which

the county seat now stands-who does not know of the noble chiefs

Logan and Cornstalk, and of the latter's sister (one as mighty as the

chief in council and in war) the Grenadier Squaw?

What of those citizens of Marietta who are ignorant of the doings

of the hardy pioneers who here laid the foundation of the first town

in Ohio, and at the same time blazed the trail for others whose coming

opened up all that vast region west of the Alleghanies? What of those

citizens of Marietta who do not know that within twelve miles of them

was that unique and beautiful house which was the scene of one of the

most romantic episodes in any history; in which was hatched the stu-