As it were | By Ed Lentz

 

About Ed Lentz

Ed Lentz has been teaching, writing and exploring the history of central Ohio for more than 40 years.

When he isn’t doing that sort of thing, he teaches history in general and Ohio history in particular at various local colleges and universities.

He writes for local newspapers, consults in history and historic preservation and keeps company with his wife, three cats and occasionally resident two children.

Lentz holds degrees in history from Princeton University and Ohio State University. He is the author of several books, including Columbus – The Story of a City (2003), A Home of their Own (2010) and Historic Columbus (2012).

Frontier folk were polite, mostly

It is probably fair to say a lot of people still have a somewhat erroneous view of what life in frontier Ohio actually was like for most of its early residents.

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