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The Rich Woods of Union County

A Comprehensive History of Richwood, Ohio

This is an up-to-date and comprehensive book about the history of Richwood, Ohio since its founding in 1832. It contains the history of the state of Ohio, Union County, Claibourne Township and Richwood itself. The book was made possible thanks to the various people of Richwood who took the time to research about the village as well as kept photos of Richwood's past. This was a collaborative effort made by the people of Richwood to keep its history alive and well.

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Ruth Woods

A Plump Little Matron with Wrinkles

An inspiring biography recounting the generous life of Ruth Woods and her dream of starting a much needed senior housing project in a small community of Ohio which became known as the Richwood Civic Center. The Center became one of the first senior housing projects in the state. Experience her life that made history and shaped the community, recounted from the memories of her daughter.

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Dustin K. Lowe

Debut Author and Local Historian

Dustin is a debut author and librarian based in Richwood, Ohio. He graduated in 2020 from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in English and a minor in History. He is currently working at his local library as the Historical Services Library Assistant. He has also volunteered at his local historical society where he helped with research, cataloging and writing for the newsletter. Dustin has currently written two books. His most recent book is called The Rich Woods of Union County: A Comprehensive History of Richwood, Ohio.