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Lakeside Ohio: From Camp Meeting to Chautauqua
Community Book Reviews

"This isn’t just a history book.  It’s your​ history book.  Whether you’ve been coming to Lakeside for a few years or a few generations, you’re going to love exploring our Chautauqua origin story."

Steve Hartman, CBS News

". . . a glossy 8-1/2 x 11 hard-cover coffee-table tome replete with photographs—historically well preserved, professionally chosen, and artfully presented—that depict Lakeside’s activities, events, and personalities from its earliest beginnings to the present. Accompanying text is written in an inviting style that seems to ask one to enjoy an adventure."    Read the entire review...

Patrick O'Keeffe, Ottawa County Historical Society President

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"Writing popular history that is accessible to a wide variety of readers and is accurately based upon reliable source materials is no small task, but the 150th anniversary committee of authors and archivists who prepared the handsome Lakeside Ohio: From Camp Meeting to Chautauqua has admirably succeeded in this work.  Lavishly illustrated with photos and documents from the collections of the Lakeside Heritage Society and many other sources, this more than three-hundred page volume is bound to help both newer and long-time Lakesiders understand the background of the programs, activities, buildings, and traditions that they love.  Readers unfamiliar with Lakeside Chautauqua will come away with a better understanding of the historical role of the camp meeting and Chautauqua traditions in American culture.  Not only a history, Lakeside Ohio provides a snapshot in words and pictures of this special community today as it heads confidently into the last half of its second century."

Dale Knobel, Ph.D., President and Professor Emeritus of History, Denison University

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