By Dr. Arnold



A Collection of Articles by Jim Croneis

Down to Earth is a 3-volume set of approximately 600 pages with hundreds of articles about the unique history of the Bucyrus area. These are reprints of articles written by Jim Croneis over 20 years, discussing the rich history of Bucyrus and the surrounding area.

Articles include, but are not limited to:

About Bucyrus takes the reader on a tour of North Central Ohio from the days when Johnny Appleseed who lived near Bucyrus, planted orchards and when Colonel Crawford for whom the county was named fought to protect the first settlers.

Arnold gives a descriptive anatomy of the city and countryside with attention to its people and their business. He includes vignettes of local industry much of which has national prominence, medical, law enforcement, the railroad, automobiles and aviation. The surrounding communities color the life Bucyrus citizens as Arnold shows how integral the outlying towns were part of the fabric of Bucyrus proper.

He discusses the Civil War influences on Bucyrus from 1860 through 1864. Local institutions, buildings and artifacts have special treatment by the author from the beginning of settlement to the 1970’s in Bucyrus, Ohio.

Update on Down to Earth Book Orders

Dear Down to Earth Book Purchasers,

We are about to go to press with the 3-volume set of the “Down to Earth” book series by Jim Cronies.

The final details are being completed and we are ready to go to press. The last bit of proofing is being completed. Our plan, for those of you that are local, is that you can pick your 3-volume set up at the Hobo Day at the Railroad Station on Saturday, May 28th, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We hope you will consider picking up you set as it will save us some shipping and packaging cost and you can enjoy Hobo Day! And Jim Croneis will be there to do book signings!

There will also be extra sets that can be purchased. We can accept credit cards as well at the Hobo Day. The early release Hobo Day special price will be $99.95.

There is still time to order the book at the pre-printing discounted price of $99.95. Please help us and talk it up with your family and friends.

If you have any questions, you can reach us at We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Down to Earth Book Committee



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