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On June 26, 1809, John McKnight and 30 other residents of Pine Township petitioned the courts of Allegheny for the formation of a new township. In the November term, permission was granted, and Ross Township was born. However, the story does not begin there. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Ross Township was settled by early Native American warriors and hunters who used the land as a hunting ground. Ross Township includes the tales of Casper Reel and his family, the first white settlers "North of the Allegheny;" Simon Girty, traitor and renegade of the Revolutionary War; and the infamous Biddle Boys' escape from prison with the warden's wife and escapade through Perrysville in the winter of 1902.
Violent bank heists, bold train robberies and hardened gangs all tear across the history of the wild west--western Pennsylvania, that is. The region played reluctant host to the likes of the infamous Biddle Boys, who escaped Allegheny County Jail by romancing the warden's wife, and the Cooley Gang, which held Fayette County in its violent grip at the close of the nineteenth century. Then there was Pennsylvania's own Bonnie and Clyde--Irene and Glenn--whose murderous misadventures earned the "trigger blonde" and her beau the electric chair in 1931. From the perilous train tracks of Erie to the gritty streets of Pittsburgh, authors Thomas White and Michael Hassett trace the dark history of the crooks, murderers and outlaws who both terrorized and fascinated the citizenry of western Pennsylvania.
In 1793, John Ludlow settled and built mills along Mill Creek in a hilly, forested area 10 miles north of Fort Washington, Cincinnati, and the Ohio River. The Ludlows survived Indian raids and military incursions, and when the family later sold their land to William Cooper Procter and James Gamble, Ludlow Grove became Ivorydale, where industrial innovation and ingenuity fostered the development of global products that changed the world. The adjacent hilltop was platted and named St. Bernard in 1850 by John Bernard Schroeder. It became home to hardworking German immigrants who created farms, churches, cemeteries, saloons, and shops. The turnpikes, Miami and Erie Canal, and the railroads provided employment, goods, services, recreation, and profits. St. Bernard was established as a village in 1878, boasted waterworks and a light plant in 1895, and incorporated with Ludlow Grove/Ivorydale in 1912 to become a city in 1912. Today Interstate 75 artery brings motorists from north and south through St. Bernard to Cincinnati and beyond. The city remains a great place to live, work, raise, and educate families--some for generations.
This book is based on years of research and includes contributions by such noted American historians as Henry Steele Commager and Oscar Handlin.

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