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History 1865


OUR HISTORY.

WRITTEN IN BLOOD, BAPTISM, & BEER.

 

The first people known to have walked the hills of this rolling valley were Native Americans of the Fort Ancient period, a population that thrived 600 years but left little mark.

But in the early 1800s, settlers from Austria & Germany arrived on Ohio River longboats, & began sculpting the land to their needs, plowing the good earth into furrow and field. They called the area "Indian Springs" before changing the name to "Camp Springs" in the 1880s. Life was hard, celebrated occasionally over a good story & a mug of beer – sweat and blood connected the landscape into a community.

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History 1865


OUR HISTORY.

WRITTEN IN BLOOD, BAPTISM, & BEER.

 

The first people known to have walked the hills of this rolling valley were Native Americans of the Fort Ancient period, a population that thrived 600 years but left little mark.

But in the early 1800s, settlers from Austria & Germany arrived on Ohio River longboats, & began sculpting the land to their needs, plowing the good earth into furrow and field. They called the area "Indian Springs" before changing the name to "Camp Springs" in the 1880s. Life was hard, celebrated occasionally over a good story & a mug of beer – sweat and blood connected the landscape into a community.

1865

In 1865 St. Joseph Church was constructed on the highest ridge in the valley, & the people had a path to salvation. To build the church, bricks were made from the clay dug near Four Mile Creek, & fired at the nearly 2000 degrees in the wood-fired kilns.

At the base of the hill beneath the church ridge, a shoe cobbler named Matthias Kremer build a small house from the same bricks. His home would be used as a dance hall, general store, & in the 1880s, a tavern. As it remains more than a century later.

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1900


1900


1900

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1911


1911


1911

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