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Lorle Porter

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Dr. Lorle Porter, Professor Emerita and Regional Historian in Residence at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio has been recognized by the American Association of State and Local History as "...Southeastern Ohio's historical conscience, loyal friend, and cooperative partner in the cause of ensuring that the history of the people of this region remains at the heart of its evolving present and future." In the year 2000, The Ohio Women's Hall of Fame inducted Dr. Porter into its prestigious ranks. She was cited as having "...prevented many of Ohio's historical figures from fading quietly into oblivion...." Dr. Porter attended Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio where she received her BA in Social Studies and Spanish. History claimed her interest again and she went on to Boston College in Massachusetts to earn a Masters in Latin American History. In 1965, the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque awarded her a Ph.D. in Medieval European History and Mexican History. Outstanding achievements and honor awards have made their place in Dr. Porter's illustrious career. In 2000, Dr. Porter was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame for her contributions to preserving our history. Other honors have included awards for outstanding regional history publications and programs, service and teaching awards, and a Certificate of Commendation from the American Association of State and Local Histories (quoted in the opening paragraph of this biography). She is a nominee for inclusion in Ohio's Bicentennial Book: Profiles of Ohio Women: 1803-2003. Dr. Porter has been heavily involved in local historical restorations and projects, including the Franklin Museum, the National Road Scenic Byway Commission, the Civil War Trails Commission, and the John & Annie Glenn Historic Site and Exploration Center.
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Dr. Lorle Porter, Professor Emerita and Regional Historian in Residence at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio has been recognized by the American Association of State and Local History as "...Southeastern Ohio's historical conscience, loyal friend, and cooperative partner in the cause of ensuring that the history of the people of this region remains at the heart of its evolving present and future." In the year 2000, The Ohio Women's Hall of Fame inducted Dr. Porter into its prestigious ranks. She was cited as having "...prevented many of Ohio's historical figures from fading quietly into oblivion...." Dr. Porter attended Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio where she received her BA in Social Studies and Spanish. History claimed her interest again and she went on to Boston College in Massachusetts to earn a Masters in Latin American History. In 1965, the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque awarded her a Ph.D. in Medieval European History and Mexican History. Outstanding achievements and honor awards have made their place in Dr. Porter's illustrious career. In 2000, Dr. Porter was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame for her contributions to preserving our history. Other honors have included awards for outstanding regional history publications and programs, service and teaching awards, and a Certificate of Commendation from the American Association of State and Local Histories (quoted in the opening paragraph of this biography). She is a nominee for inclusion in Ohio's Bicentennial Book: Profiles of Ohio Women: 1803-2003. Dr. Porter has been heavily involved in local historical restorations and projects, including the Franklin Museum, the National Road Scenic Byway Commission, the Civil War Trails Commission, and the John & Annie Glenn Historic Site and Exploration Center.
Books by thisAuthor
  • A People Set Apart

    A People Set Apart
    Scotch-Irish in Eastern Ohio
    In the late 1700s, the Ohio Country beckoned to thousands of immigrants who longed for a piece of land and the right to live by their beliefs. The trail of their migration into this promised land is the basis for the complete story of the Scotch-Irish and their contributions to Eastern Ohio. This book provides a truly amazing resource for the genealogist with Scotch-Irish roots. Over 3,000 individuals (indexed by surname) participate in the story, and Dr. Porter has included excellent personal and anecdotal information about many of the families and individuals. The men in the soldier list of the Appendix are also cross-referenced to the Names Index, enabling researchers to establish service dates, and final disposition of these men, if known.

    St. Patrick's People

    St. Patrick's People
    Irish and English Catholics in Early Ohio History
    St. Patrick's People is a book rich with heritage, filled with human interest, and steeped in tradition. Dr. Lorle Porter has woven the threads of Catholicism throughout her skillful story-telling, providing detailed maps of areas pertinent to the tale. Over 60 photographs and illustrations enhance the 170-pages of text, a fascinating timeline shows the Catholic experience in England/Ireland and America, and several detailed family pedigrees provide a larger picture of the people in the stories. For anyone whose interests lie in Ohio history, Irish/English emigration, Catholicism in the New World, or genealogy-this book is a must.

    John Glenn's New Concord

    John Glenn's New Concord
    Ohio
    "I've always believed that New Concord and Muskingum College are the center of the universe, because if you get your start here, you can go anywhere." This quote from John Herschel Glenn Jr. is the perfect summation of a wonderfully Midwestern town that produced one of the great American citizens of all time. The Village of New Concord, founded in 1828, had humble enough beginnings. Over the course of the next century and a half, however, the growth of the entire country was played out on New Concord's stage as residents faced a series of revolutionary frontiers: Zane's Trace, the National Road, U.S. Route 40, Interstate 70, and finally, space. New Concord, like the rest of the country, struggled through two world wars, the Great Depression, and social turmoil. Unlike the rest of the country, it also produced a hero.

    Politics and Peril

    Politics and Peril
    Mount Vernon, Ohio in the Nineteenth Century

  • Sara's Table

    Sara's Table
    Keeping House in Ohio: 1800-1950

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