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 May Be From Lake County IF…Part IV Final Installment

This challenge began in November 2016 and continued in January and March 2017. Today’s County ‘Potpourri’ is the final installment in the series. The challenge remains the same – to test  your General County ‘IQ.’ Good Luck! 1. This famous Painesville Home had Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley and Susan B. Anthony as guests. Name the

Join Concord Township’s Old Stone School April 29th a Cornucopia of Programs

Lake County’s oldest stone building and 1840 schoolhouse is a hidden gem located at 7125 Ravenna Road in Concord Township.  The only one of nine one- room schools still standing, it is an educational museum maintained by volunteers and has welcomed visitors, school groups and tour since 2005.  Before we get to the rest of

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.