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Founded in 1814 on land owned by the Connecticut Western Reserve, Wadsworth held the distinction of being the farthermost southern edge of the enormous land holding which Connecticut was permitted to keep while other states ceded their lands to the federal government. Revolutionary War hero, General Elijah Wadsworth, owned a huge portion of the land with others owning only a small portion of it. Because of this, the other land owners thought it appropriate to name the new settlement, Wadsworth. For more information on the rich history of Wadsworth, see the summary on the City of Wadsworth website.

 

Among the interesting items to view online include an image of the famous Blue Tip Festival; a photograph of the wreakage of a cyclone that hit Medina City on April 8, 1890; and The Whisperer High School Yearbook for 1928.

 
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