Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 PM
Join author Jennifer Boresz Engelking as she reveals the history behind some of the county’s most intriguing people, places, and industries. The past lies just under the surface in Lake County. Interurban trains once carried wealthy Clevelanders to idyllic summer homes and resorts along the shoreline and up to Little Mountain. Stories abound of rum-running during Prohibition, enslaved people who were carried to freedom during the Underground Railroad, and stolen bars believed to be buried along a riverbank. Lake County was also once the site of a booming ship-building industry and a secret plant that created chemical warfare during World War I. Many residents fondly recall long-gone drive-in theaters and beloved drug store soda fountains and bakeries of the mid to late twentieth century. Following the discussion, her new book, Lost Lake County, Ohio, will be for sale and a book-signing will take place. Call 440-944-6010 to register for this program.