-- Turn of the Century --
This site is devoted to the people and history of Ohio County 100 years ago. I am also including items that were found in the early newspapers that will help us show the more personal side of life in the last Century.
The time-frame for this project are the years 1899-1901. It seems that the people 100 years ago celebrated the coming of their new century on Dec. 31, 1900.
Source: "Rising Sun Recorder"
Friday, January 4, 1901 edition
The New Century.When in the dim, gray East shall rise
The morning of thy birth--
When thy first dawn steps from the skies
Upon the hill of earth--
Shall waiting nations breathless stand
Oppressed with haunting fears,
Of what thou holdest in thy hand,
Thou coming Hundred Years?
Or shall a glad world welcome thee
With laughter and a song--
Thou unborn child of Destiny
Whose reign shall be so long?
Who knows!--we only know that thou
Shalt enter like a king
Into thy courts--that we must bow,
What ever thou dost bring.
What matter, whether war or peace
Thy heralds shall proclaim--
The story of the centuries
Is evermore the same!
Thy children years shall tell abroad,
Through all thy mighty span,
Naught but the Fatherhood of God--
The Brotherhood of Man.
By Jennie Betts Hartwick, in the Independent.
Source: The Rising Sun Recorder
Jan. 4, 1901 edition
A prophesy made by a Cincinnati man.
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