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Clinton Air Line

Submitted by Mike Zador The Clinton Air Line* was a proposed railroad that was one segment of a railroad that was to extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Missouri River. Conceived by DeWitt Clinton Jr., son of DeWitt Clinton, governor of New York and…

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Mahoning Coal Railroad- New York Central

Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer This railroad had two lines in Trumbull County, running the entire length of the county in the following townships: Liberty, Hubbard, Brookfield, Vienna, Fowler, Hartford, Johnston, Vernon, Gustavus, and Kinsman.  The Mahoning Coal Railroad and the New York…

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Badger, Joseph (1757-1847)

Submitted by Gary Moss Joseph Badger was one of the first and most prominent Congregational itinerant missionaries in the part of northeast Ohio first created and settled as the Connecticut Western Reserve. Born in 1757, Badger was a Revolutionary War veteran from Massachusetts who…

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Brackett, Leigh (1915-1978)

Leigh Brackett was a famous science fiction writer who became known as the Queen of Space Opera. She was also a noted Hollywood screenwriter who worked on such films as The Big Sleep (1946), Rio Bravo (1959) and The Long Goodbye (1973). She also…

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Darrow, Clarence (1854-1938)

Submitted by Gary Moss Clarence Seward Darrow is generally regarded as the greatest criminal lawyer of the 20th Century as well as one its most colorful – and controversial – characters.  Born in Farmdale on April 18, 1854, he grew up in nearby Kinsman, in…

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McGranahan, James (1840-1907)

Submitted by Gary Moss James McGranahan was a national composer of hymns and a singer for the evangelical meetings held by Daniel Whittle during the great wave of revivals at the end of the 19th Century. Born near Adamsville, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1840, McGranahan…

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Scott, Ernest L. (1877-1966)

Submitted by Gary Moss Ernest Lyman Scott was an American physiologist best known for his groundbreaking research on isolating insulin from the pancreas to treat diabetes. Born in Kinsman in 1877, Scott earned his bachelor of science degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, his master of…

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Hamilton, Edmond (1904-1977)

Edmond Moore Hamilton was a popular author of science fiction stories and novels through the mid-twentieth century. During his career he wrote more than 30 science fiction novels and 400 stories.

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