Painesville, Ohio: Past and Present

Painesville is a pleasant town on Lake Erie just a few miles east of Cleveland.  Through it runs the Lake Shore railroad constructed in the mid-19th century, a gateway to the west from Albany, Buffalo and Erie. In 1861 the train carrying president-elect Abraham Lincoln from Springfield to Washington stopped in Painesville where citizens, aware that war was likely, turned out to greet the prairie lawyer on … Continue reading Painesville, Ohio: Past and Present