• The Cox house

    The Cox house

  • Wolford House
  • Glen Forest Cemetery
Miami Township 1855

From the 1855 Greene County Map available at the Greene County Records Center & Archives.

Continued from last week’s post:

Lest it may be thought that I take too wide a range in my epistolary reminisces, let me say that as the period of which I am now speaking the people came together to worship from the lands lying between Enon and Cedarville lands from Beavercreek on the west to some miles East of Clifton. Thus we all became acquainted and shared each other’s lunch at noontime, knowing that no aristocracy  of wealth, birth, or position. If the population of the present day within these boundaries are either happier or better morally or socially, than the families above named, I shall rejoice to know it; but I will leave them to decide as I am so far away.  In the meanwhile I will retire while they are coming to a conclusion, and return again when the bell admonishes me that the verdict is made up. W. MILLS.

As published in the Xenia Gazette on August 23, 1873:

Early Reminiscences of the Yellow-Springs

Photograph courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College.

Photograph courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College.

JUDGE W. MILLS.

EDITORS GAZETTE: In recalling the scenes and incidents connected with my early experience at the Yellow Springs nearly 50 years ago, the state of society and customs of the people naturally come up for a prominent mention.  There being no houses of worship there, Sunday became a sort of a gala day, and the skilled riflemen for miles around made the Springs a general rendesvous, (sic) where amid other athletic sports, the chief amusement was that of target-shooting.  Read Full Article →