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Monday, September 28, 2009

BOY’S INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL RD. TO REVENGE AND CLEARCREEK RD. LANCASTER,OHIO.

A My World Tuesday Post

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     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.

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"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.

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     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:

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sec “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)

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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.

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RIGHT HAND TURN ONTO CLEARCREEK RD.

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What do we find:

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Fairfield County has twenty covered bridges click for locations and photos. Ah yes what is a bridge without a little graffiti?

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THE THOMAS CABIN: ABOUT 1/4 MILE FROM PARKING AREA

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Last Stop the Mathias Cabin:

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 clip2 Joe Todd says thanks for stopping by

Saturday, September 26, 2009

DEVIL’S KITCHEN LANCASTER,OHIO

Mt. Pleasant Lancaster,Ohio A SCENIC SUNDAY POST

The unsuccessful attempt to get to Devil’s Kitchen:

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 Click on above picture to go to blog post of  unsuccessful attempt to get to Devil’s Kitchen.

This time I made it ( would be a lot easier if I weighed 30 pounds less)

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Mt. Pleasant is located in Rising Park in Lancaster. I grew up in Lancaster and spent a lot of time there as a kid. I posted the above picture on Face Book and here are some of the comments:

Susie H. Ahh, my old stomping grounds. Spent a lot of time up on that mountain when I was a kid!!

Diane G. Like Susie, these were my old stomping grounds, too, as a kid! We lived on Broad St., across from North School. Do you remember the cave on the North side of the mountain? Been there, done that, too!

Susie H. Yep - we lived on Parkview Drive, right across from the park. Seems like I spent my childhood over there, and yes, I definitely remember the cave - we'd play cowboys & Indians on the mountain & would make that our "home".

Dak S. Had forgotten all about that spot on the mountain, been a lot of years...thanks

Brenda J.James W. can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen lol!

DDiane G.M. Sled riding and ice skating! What fun we had...and can you believe, we were allowed to walk to Rising Park after dark to ice skate! How did any of us survive after ice skating in the cold and the dark during our childhood? Times were so much different then...much better, I believe!

Susie H. Ah yes - ice skating in the dark. Remember when the fire department would come & flood the pond if it got too rough to skate on - those were the days!! I also remember swinging on the swings until the street lights came on - that was my cue to go home. Couldn't do that now. Too bad - the kids today don't know what fun was!

Joe Todd F. Today I take the grandkids to the playground which has been totally redone and is pretty nice. Best I can tell the kids are not there by themselves though. Not like it used to be

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An interesting book regarding this area during frontier times is “Forest Rose” by Bennett, Emerson, 1822-1905  The setting for the book is specifically Mt. Pleasant or Standing Stone as it is sometimes called. CLICK and you can download the book for free.

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Devils Kitchen above photo and view of Lancaster,Ohio from “The Kitchen” below:

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Won’t be long til we have fall colors

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Those church steeples show up in an earlier SkyWatch post. Or watch A winter hike to the top of Mt. Pleasant: Just click on the film

clip3 That is all for today thanks for stopping by.

clip2  Joe Todd

Thursday, September 24, 2009

REVENGE NEAR LANCASTER,OHIO

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This is a SkyWatch Friday post. Did you think it was something else? I just took a few photos while driving on Revenge Rd. on a cloudy day.

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Into each life a little rain must fall and it usually happens on a cloudy day. See more  Clouds and sky.

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Thursday morning from my back yard the sky isn’t quite as cloudy:

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I really enjoy the open air and sky so fresh:

100_3341 Out in the woods on a cloudy day.For a poem about the “outhouse” by Robert Service click on the above picture. Now I’ve got to cut away thanks for stopping by. Joe Todd

P.S. Does anyone living in the central Ohio area have any idea where I took the “outhouse” picture?

 

Monday, September 21, 2009

THORNVILLE BACKWOODS FEST Arts,Crafts,Encampment,Bluegrass and of course FOOD (THAT’S MY WORLD)

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(click on above photo to go to BackWoods web site)

THIS IS A:: THAT’S MY WORLD TUEDAY POST. Check out the whole world with just a few clicks

SEPTEMBER 18, 19 & 20, 2009 Adults Admission $7.00, FREE PARKING! In the beautiful rolling hills of Ohio near Columbus,Ohio and Lancaster,Ohio. (I know it’s over for this year but this is a yearly event)

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Now let’s head over to the Pre-1840 Encampment Area. Where we will meet Pat,Dee,Gus and Linda.

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I thought the young woman throwing the tomahawk was pretty cute,but I wasn’t going to get “fresh.”

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Gus and Linda invited us to take a look inside their Tipi .Looks pretty comfortable to me.

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“Modern tipi covers are usually made of canvas. Contemporary users of tipis include historical reenactors, back-to-the-land devotees, and Native American families attending Powwows or Encampments who wish to preserve and pass on a part of their heritage and tradition.” (thanks wikipedia) I wonder could a little rain come in the top of that Tipi?

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My suggestion for lunch would be the homemade vegetable soup in the bread bowl or the barbecued chicken. All cooked over “open fire”

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TIME FOR A LITTLE MUSIC and CRAFTS

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Love that Bluegrass music, songs about day-to-day life experiences. The bottom two photos feature “Caney Creek”  They will be playing Thursday’s 7Pm to 9Pm at Brenda Sue’s east of Hebron Ohio on Rt. 40 Yee-Haw

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(We brought one of those baskets home)

There are so many interesting sights to show so…(47 slides if you have the time a good overview of the entire festival)

I would like for you to meet: Tammy and Dave Stull from Sunbury,Ohio

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They have Olive Oil Dips,Veggie Dips.and Dessert Dips. They are Heavenly Dips. My favorite is the Royal Hawaiian. Take the time to stop by their website you won’t be disappointed.

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