Smithville Depot- 1900s

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Title

Smithville Depot- 1900s

Subject

Railroad stations; Transportation; Shipping

Description

This image of the Smithville Depot in the early 1900s depicts the rise of Wayne County as a center for transportation. The main reason for much of the county was because it was a good stop between Columbus and Cleveland, as well as Cincinnati and Cleveland, two main hubs for industry throughout Ohio. The rise of railroads would lead to towns such as Smithville to pop up. Many towns would form to become hubs and major stops along railroad routes for engineers and other men working on railroads to stop. The transcontinental railroad would lead to the expansion of the United States in general, with travel being possible and safer for citizens move further west, populating both the Midwest and the western portion of the United States. This expansion would lead to not only industry to grow, as can be seen in Wayne County with its many factories and businesses popping up during the turn of the twentieth century. Railroad would lead to both the expansion of the United States and the rise of cities and towns around the towns, both of which contributed to the rise of Smithville as a town and Wayne County, Ohio in general.
Use Ohio Social Studies Standard for American History 10 (The rise of corporations, heavy industry, mechanized farming and technological innovations transformed the American economy from an agrarian to an increasingly urban industrial society) and 12 (Immigration, internal migration and urbanization transformed American life) for integration into the classroom.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Wayne County: A Pictorial History

Publisher

Spectrum Publications

Date

1900

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - RIGHTS-HOLDER(S) UNLOCATABLE OR UNIDENTIFIABLE http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-RUU/1.0/

Format

JPEG

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Smithville_Depot_001

Coverage

Smithville, Ohio; Wayne County, Ohio

Files

Smithville Depot Pic.jpeg

Citation

Unknown, “Smithville Depot- 1900s,” Wayne County Ohio History, accessed January 23, 2020, http://woosterdigital.org/wayneohiohistory/items/show/13.

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