Local author details the unique development of Wauseon in new book
Americans settled the land that is now known as Wauseon many years before
the first white settlers arrived. Arcadia Publishing will release a new
pictorial history book by local author Robert Krumm on November 10.
Wauseon uses over 200 vintage images to detail the lives of the first
residents, the role of the railroads, special events, and the businesses
and industries that have shaped Wauseon.
became a prosperous town in part because it had three railroads passing
through. These railroads connected Wauseon to the rest of the country and
brought settlers, cargo and mail. However, when the first train stopped in
Wauseon, there were on 15 residents. The book contains many images of rail
life like the first trains, a wreck, and the Barnum & Bailey Circus train.
some of the major fires that have occurred in Wauseon. Some may remember
the 1960 explosion of the junior high school. In 2002, the historic Arcade
building, which had been transitioned to small offices and apartments,
erupted in flames. Additionally, in 2007, another major fire rocked the
town, destroying Doc Holiday’s Restaurant and adjacent buildings.
Krumm documents many more events in Wauseon’s history. He preserves the
images of the past so that the history can be remembered in the future.
Highlights of Wauseon include:
Images of Wauseon’s first dirt streets with information
about how they were maintained.
Images from Wauseon’s first
homecoming in 1934, and the many homecomings that followed.
Images of industries like “the
flashlight factory” and the Malleable Iron Works plant.
at the Depot from 7-9 on November 29th and at the museum on Saturday,
December 13 from 10-2.
Available November 10
Delivery before Thanksgiving
$21.99 Plus S & H - Shipped By Priority Mail