Sandusky’s popular symbol, the Boy with the Boot, recently made the news when it was revealed that the city of Wadsworth had made a request to borrow Sandusky’s statue for an upcoming community celebration. The Register article touched off a vigorous discussion about the Boy.

3:00 PM Aug 12, 2013

With the Erie County Fair about to begin, this is a good time to talk about the history of fairs in Erie County. County fairs have a long tradition in the United States, beginning with “The Cattle Show and Agricultural Fair,” in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in October 1810.

3:00 PM Aug 5, 2013

The Erie County Courthouse has been in the news recently, as court records are now available online.

3:00 PM Jul 29, 2013

We have had some recent news about the former Rieger Hotel in downtown Sandusky, which reminds me about some of the hotels that have been in Sandusky in the nearly 200 years since its founding.

3:00 PM Jul 22, 2013

Last week I wrote about some of the major business and industries in Sandusky during the 19th century, but perhaps the biggest business — at least in the number of operators — may surprise you.

If you think about Sandusky’s German heritage, it might be less surprising.

8:30 PM Jul 17, 2013

One of the more interesting and unique books in the Sandusky Library’s collections is not available for checkout, but it can be read as an e-book on the library’s website.

3:00 PM Jul 8, 2013

We recently have witnessed what some might describe as controversies over ideas for a new and/or improved city hall, but a look at our history shows that sometimes things do repeat themselves, but in somewhat different ways.

3:46 PM Jul 1, 2013

How many of you who are reading this live in the Western Liberties? How many of you know where the Western Liberties are?

3:00 PM Jun 24, 2013

One of the more popular parks in Sandusky is Shoreline Park, on Sandusky Bay at the foot of Warren and Franklin Streets. It is relatively new among Sandusky city parks, officially dedicated to the public in 1990. The land on which this park sits has a long and interesting history, however.

3:00 PM Jun 17, 2013

One of the points of pride that Sandusky residents have for their city is the system of parks, serving all parts of the community. This park system began with the founding of the city in 1818.

3:00 PM Jun 10, 2013
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