UNTO THESE HILLS In 1975 citizens of Amesville and the surrounding area came together and wrote a bicentennial history about Amesville. It was called "Unto These Hills" and contains stories about the Coonskin Library, local families and other historic event. The History Committee was: Nellie Wooley, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Glass, Mr. and Mrs. Enest Grosvenor, Mr. and Mrs. Hary Henry, Bill Hines, Divella Jones, Mr. and Mrs. George King, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Nagle, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Starlin, Mrs. Alyce Sayer, Mr. Edgar Koehler. The book is available below in chapters.
LONZO WEED In 1903 Amesville elected a wander, alcoholic hobo as its Mayor. The story became national news. Tyler Buchanan researched and wrote the story for the Athens Messenger. Reprinted here with his permission. Read all about it here.
1938 Pageant: Freedom of the Northwest presented in Amesville on April 11, 1938 You can see the original Pageant script above as a pfd file.
AMESVILLE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Oral history is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life using audiotapes, videotapes, or transcriptions of planned interviews. These interviews are conducted with people who participated in or observed past events and whose memories and perceptions of these are to be preserved as an aural record for future generations. Oral history strives to obtain information from different perspectives and most of these cannot be found in written sources. Join us in gathering oral histories for Amesville. Below is a set of possible questions and a permission form to collect interviews. You can interview yourself and record (or write) the answers, or you can have another person conduct the interview. Try to elaborate and give details that will broaden the scope of the stories. Be sure to check out some of the YouTube videos about Amesville: The Beasley House in Amesville The Watchdog Society Page, Athens Messenger 1921 Alonzo Weed Video