Below are several photos and PDFs from the historical archives of the Mail Pouch Saloon and the city of Haskins. These are courtesy of several local community members to whom we would like to thank personally for supplying, including, but not limited to: City of Haskins, Nancy Perry, Lisa Heft, Sherrif Colby Carroll, and countless others!
Insights you will learn include:
- in 1907 labor was 20 cents / hour
- prohibition 1920-1933 cost of beer though short lived in Haskins was 10 cents
- weiners were 8 cents per pound at the square dances in Haskins they were all you could eat as part of the entrance fee
- ice cream socials began in the 1700's but were a big part of Haskins social life
- the first saloon was established in 1822...primarily as a brewery...with food and lodging as a very distant second in offering
- Ohio was fourth largest state to have cigar making factories in 1800's
- First train ran from Toledo to Adrian, Michigan, THROUGH HASKINS on October 3, 1836, pulled by horses, because the locomotives, "Adrian No. 1" and "Toledo No. 2," on order from the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, had not arrived.
The engines came in 1837, and with steam power, the trains reached a top speed of twenty miles a hour.
Pages from the Wood County Historical Book (PDF)
Mail Pouch Fire and Other Facts News Story - 1997 (PDF)
Reflections Historical Book 1810-1969 (PDF)
Haskins Historical Book 1930-1940 (PDF)
Photo Gallery Page 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
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