THE BUCYRUS BICENTENNIAL PRESENTS:
By Dr. Arnold
DOWN TO EARTH
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.