1908 Industrial Accident Damages Match Factory

The Buckeye Match factory was located at 331 East Cherry Street in the early 1900s. Company offices were located in the white wooden building in the foreground. The two dark wooden buildings behind the office were warehouses built alongside the Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton (CH&D) railroad tracks. The 12,000 gallon…

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A Tale of Unrecognized Heroism

Before the installation of automatic warning signals, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad employed crossing guards to stop pedestrian and automobile traffic when trains approached. An important part of his job was looking out for young children and the elderly. In the late 1930s and 40s, Jake Doering was the crossing…

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A Short History of Denver, Ohio

The CSX Intermodal facility and the accompanying construction of the Liberty High Road overpass will soon cover the site of the old community of Denver. George D. Chase, a Union Army Civil War veteran, founded the hamlet in 1875 in hopes that the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad would locate a…

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