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.

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Update on Down to Earth Book Orders

Dear Down to Earth Book Purchasers,

Unfortunately, we are not going to have the 3 volume book set printed in time for Christmas. It is and has been a really big project. Covid has not helped the process. We want to do it right. The size and amount of information is much more than we ever realized. They will be available in late January 2022.

We are gathering the final content and it is off to the printers in early January 2022. To help you if your purchase was for a gift, we have attached a gift receipt for each book that you can fill out and still be able to give the books as a Christmas gift. It is a PDF and can be downloaded here: B2 Gift Receipt and printed on any color computer printer.

We want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. There are still a few tickets left for the Bicentennial New Years Eve Gala at Pickwick Place. It will be a memorable evening.

If you have any questions, please contact us. There is still time to order more books at our website at the pre-printed price!

Down to Earth Book Committee



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