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May Book Discussion to be Held in St. Marys Library
St. Marys Community Public Library is featuring The Pioneers by Historian and author David McCullough in a discussion on Thursday, June 8, 2023. The discussion will be from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the library meeting room. Books are available at the library for checking out and reading prior to the discussion.
McCullough’s book, The Pioneers, traces the ambitious and courageous journey of the men and women who settled the Northwest Territory that encompasses present-day Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Illinois.
McCullough’s story of Campus Martius, the first settlement at what is now Marietta, offers a tantalizing glimpse of a road not taken, of a future more defined by communitarianism than individualism: “They were united in bonds of friendship like one great family, bound and held together in a common brotherhood by the perils which surrounded them. In after years, when each household lived separate in their own domicil, they looked back on these days with satisfaction and pleasure, as a period in their lives when the best affections of the heart were called forth and practiced towards each other.”
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