BICENTENNIAL PHOTO OF THE WEEK – This photo shows a unique form of transportation – a railroad hand car – next to a parked freight train at Broughton. Photos, slides and other images of transportation in the county are wanted for an upcoming bicentennial history book. (Photos submitted)
BICENTENNIAL PHOTO OF THE WEEK – This photo shows a unique form of transportation – a railroad hand car – next to a parked freight train at Broughton. Photos, slides and other images of transportation in the county are wanted for an upcoming bicentennial history book. (Photos submitted)

PAULDING – Photos are needed for Paulding County, Ohio: A Pictorial History Volume III, which is planned for publication by the John Paulding Historical Society later this fall.

The book committee is asking for images – including photographs, snapshots, slides, drawings, maps, paintings and printed memorabilia – covering circa 1820 to 2020 from the public to help make this project a success.

Subject areas needed include:

• Transportation – Horse or mule teams, buggies and other horse-drawn vehicles, automobiles, road construction, rivers, bridges, canals, railroads, depots, trains, boats, trucks, ambulances, airplanes, passenger buses, police cars, bicycles, motorcycles, bookmobiles, etc.

Other categories include agriculture, farming, businesses, churches, disasters, organizations and clubs, events and activities, military and veterans, families and people, and schools. Images are needed from every area of the county and every decade up to the present time.

The book committee is looking for photos of several subjects. Do you have any of these: Paulding County Fair, vanished towns (ghost towns), canals, railroads, pre-1900 courthouse photos, covered bridges, building and store interiors, early industries, people at work.

Now is a great time to dig out your old photo albums and storage boxes and search for images that contribute to a comprehensive history of the county and the stories of its residents to commemorate the county’s 200th birthday.

Images may be color or black-and-white. Individuals may scan their photos and email them as an attachment to Kim Sutton at dkmax@windstream.net, Bob Iler at ethanm@twc.com or Melinda Krick at tmekrick@yahoo.com. For details and guidelines about scanning images, visit facebook.com/jphsmuseum or facebook.com/PauldingCounty200.