Founded in 1807, Troy, Ohio is a small Midwestern city which has a heritage full of unique personalities, stories, inventions, and events- funny and tragic. This blog is a means of sharing these vignettes, full-length stories and humorous escapades with Trojans near and far, or individuals just interested in local history.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Shotgun of History

Postcard Picture from my collection: Hobart Manufacturing Company,
one of the most important industries in Troy's history.

For my very first post, I would like to name a few items of interest in Troy's past as a way of whetting the appetite of those who may be interested. From time-to-time, I will share history from areas near Troy because they often impact the city in one way or another.

The Tragic 1913 Flood in the Miami Valley and the good that came out of it; The Miami Conservancy District (the first of its kind in the world); A.G. Stouder and the Troy Foundation-assisting institutions and people since the Great Depression; Hobart Brothers and its world known welding techniques; Hobart Corporation and KitchenAid mixers and appliances; Troy Sunshade; Andrew Wallace, Lew Wallace and Billy the Kid; WACO Airplanes; Electric Railway; WWII Girls Canteen; The Indian Massacre that wasn't; Troy-Piqua Football-no other high school teams have battled in more games in the state of Ohio (Number 5 in the nation); A 19th century county farmer who was one of the first importers of Holstein cattle; Early Baptist History near Troy which is connected to some of the most important Baptist ministers of the 18th Century.

These are a few notices of Troy heritage. I trust these, as well as the actual stories, will peak your interest in Troy, whether it is home now, in the past, or maybe even the future.

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