Unearthing the Land: The Story of Ohio's Scioto Marsh

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The Scioto Marsh in Hardin County, Ohio, was once an immense swamp, teeming with vegetation and wildlife. It was drained in the 1880s to grow vegetables, most notably onions. For decades, hundreds of workers crawled across the fields, hunched over half-mile rows of onions, potatoes, and other crops grown on the tabletop-flat fields of black muck in the 18,000-acre basin. A much publicized labor strike erupted during the broiling, violent summer of 1934, breaking the monotony of field work for that season. But the marsh had ...

Unearthing the Land: The Story of Ohio's Scioto Marsh 1999, University of Akron Press

ISBN-13: 9781884836527

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