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Portsmouth's "Firsts"

We are attempting to find the "first" events/organizations in the Portsmouth area.  Much of our information was found in microfilm editions of The Portsmouth Times housed at the Portsmouth Public Library.

  Henry Mallow Believed to be First Ohio White Baby
Article written in 1935
1819 First Cemetery in Portsmouth
1822 First Presbyterian Society in the Town of Portsmouth
1832 First Canal Boat from Lake Erie to Portsmouth
1835 First Towboat to Pass Portsmouth
1837 First Court House
1839 First Public School
1866 Portsmouth's First Baseball Club
1880 Portsmouth's First Telephone Company
1892 Portsmouth has Longest Span of Telephone Wire
1927 Portsmouth Has World's Largest Women's Shoe Factory
  Portsmouth Women Invents Sewing Machine Light
1932 Telephone Company Starts First "Vacation" Rate
1974 First Time Grant Bridge is Toll Free
1975 First Backpack Trail in Ohio
2003 Scioto County's First Shrimp Fest


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