A Little Bit of Perry History

Perry, Ohio, Lake County, from 1810-2000

by Mary L. Platko Editor Jack R. Kless



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/21/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781663215246
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781663215239

About the Book

This book is a collection of one-page stories or snippets of Perry, Ohio history published in local sources by the author over the course of several years. Taken together, they reveal the evolution of a village/township and its people who successfully managed the land in a rural agricultural setting and modernized into a twenty-first century community that retains its rural character. This book gives life to Perry Ohio streets, buildings and people whose names have become an integral part of the city they lived and died in.

About the Author

Mary L. Platko (Foresi) was born and raised in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of a coal miner. Married to her husband, John, together they have five children. They moved to Perry, Ohio when they married in 1956 and Mary has been deeply involved in the village/township, fire department, post office, the public schools and her church. Mary is a recipient of the “Outstanding Perry Senior Volunteer Award” in 2008, and inducted into the “Lake County Senior Citizen Hall of Fame” in 2017.