Creston (Ohio); Manufacture; Industrial revolution--United States
This image of the Creston Mill depicts not only Wayne County’s commitment to agriculture and farming, but also their commitment to the fast changing industrial world that was every present during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Creston, a rural village in Wayne County was a crossing for three major railroad, as well home to many small businesses, the Creston Mill was one place that continued to push Wayne County to keep up with the rapid industrial changes. The industrial changes that were happening in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries would not only move places such as Creston away from the agrarian economy that had been the backbone of these villages, cities, and counties economies, but it would also change the way that all people lived. They would not only be able to travel at a much faster pace, especially in Creston with three major railroads crossing through the city, but they would also be able to get goods much easier. This image of the mill is an example of how the citizens of Creston would be able to use the new industrial advances to their advantages to make Creston not only a larger center for industry, but also for a better living standard for many of the citizens of Creston because of the mills and other factories that would come to Wayne County.
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) for integration into the classroom.
Wayne County: A Pictorial History
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Creston, Ohio; Wayne County, Ohio
Unknown, “Creston Mill,” Wayne County Ohio History, accessed May 6, 2021, https://woosterdigital.org/wayneohiohistory/items/show/21.