A My World Tuesday Post
First stop is the Lancaster soap box derby where we meet the general manager Richard Gordon. Richard is willing to give me the “cooks tour” of the museum.
"The Greatest Amateur Racing Event in the World" Or “The Soap Box Derby” got it’s start in Dayton,Ohio in 1933. Old No. 7 became the symbol for the derby for years to come.
If I remember correctly the top left photo shows “world championship cars” and the top right photo shows a couple of the first cars to race in Lancaster,Ohio. When I was a kid the “cars” were stick built now they all come in kits.
You may be asking, why is it called Boy’s Industrial School Rd. Well:
“Southeastern Correctional Institution originally known as Ohio Reform Farm (or School) was authorized by the Ohio General Assembly on April 7, 1856. The Ohio Department of Mental Hygiene and Correction began overseeing the Boys’ Industrial School in 1954. The institution ceased to operate as a juvenile reformatory in July 1980 and the campus was converted to a medium security prison. Comedian Bob Hope spent some time at the Boy's Industrial School as a child. As an adult, Hope donated sizable sums of money to the institution.” Click for more history. ( BY THE WAY I WAS NEVER THERE AS AN INMATE. AS THEY SAY “CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR”)
(Let’s move on down the road)
A very Bucolic setting. I will post more photos when the leaves change color. Spell check: is it Maple Leafs or Maple Leaves? Depends on where you live.
RIGHT HAND TURN ONTO CLEARCREEK RD.
What do we find:
Fairfield County has twenty covered bridges click for locations and photos. Ah yes what is a bridge without a little graffiti?
Going to check out a new spot (at least new to me) in Clear Creek Metro Park.
THE THOMAS CABIN: ABOUT 1/4 MILE FROM PARKING AREA
Last Stop the Mathias Cabin: