Boyhood Home of Roy Rogers, from age 8-17 Ohio, in Scioto County. Marker is at the intersection of Roy Rogers Road (Local Road 138) and Sly Road (Local Road 517), on the left when traveling north on Roy Rogers Road.
Thomas M. Patterson, with a partner, started his book bindery business in 1855. In 1866, the partnership dissolved and in 1883, he added the production of paper boxes. His boxes were used in the numerous shoe factories in Portsmouth. In 1887, the bindery was considered the oldest on the Ohio River above Cincinnati. In 1896, he moved his business from Market Street to Front and Washington. The business closed in 2002 after 147 years.
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75 years ago, Portsmouth, OH was hit with the worst flood in the history of the area. To commemorate this event, we have been posting covers from the 1937 edition of the local newspaper which detail what was happening each day.
Portsmouth had many dairies, including Modern Dairy on 2nd St. (later Borden), Select Dairy on Gallia St., Ideal Milk on 10th and Pure Milk (pictured) on 8th and John Streets. In the 1915 city directory, there were 10 dairies listed. Some of these were later bought up by the bigger firms.