Author Archives: Dan Maxson

About Dan Maxson

Dan is the President of the Fairport Harbor Historical Society. He is also the local expert on Lake County lore and history.

You Might Be From Lake County If…Part III

The third installment of this series continues the challenge issued last November and continued this past January. That challenge was and remains to test your general ‘County IQ’. Part III examines the businesses, organizations and famous names that still dot our county memories. The fourth and final installment will appear in May 2017. 1. Frank Shankland (1916) and

The Legacy of One-Room Schools

Dotting the back county roads, the casual traveler often passes by abandoned or second-third use repurposed remnants of a past era. These aging buildings may bring back remembered images, be seen as merely crumbling structures or reconnect you with a by-gone county era. Such is the case with three unique buildings of Americana found in our Lake

You Might Be From Lake County If…Part II

Hopefully Part I challenged you when it appeared last November. Today Part II continues to test your general ‘County IQ’. Lake County’s famous women are known throughout the annals of our country and some of these notables garner world-wide name recognition. How well do you know these women of our community’s history? Let’s test your

You Might Be From Lake County If…

Every county, community, structure or location has its facts, local lore, foibles and such. Today’s families are much more transient in their lifetime and being anchored in community is not what it once was. Today we challenge your general ‘County IQ’ in the first of a series entitled “You Might Be From Lake County If…” Part II will appear in January 2017.

The Legacy of One- Room Schools

Dotting the back county roads, the casual traveler often passes by abandoned or second-third use repurposed remnants of a past era. These aging buildings may bring back remembered images, be seen as merely crumbling structures or reconnect you with a by-gone county era. Such is the case with three unique buildings of Americana found in our Lake County communities.

Notable Concord Township Residents – Caroline ‘Connie’ Luhta

Lake County is one of Ohio’s smallest counties.  Concord Township is one of Lake’s smallest communities.  Yet both arguably share in the common denominator of having the most history to offer.  Concord’s aviatrix Connie Luhta is just one of many county stories worth sharing.  Seven terms to date as a local township official and 48