Monday, May 17, 2010

WELCOME TO ROBBINS CROSSING IN SOUTHEASTERN OHIO

IN THE Appalachian foothills FOR THAT’S MY WORLD

FOLLOW RT.33 FROM LANCASTER,OHIO AND PASS BY LOGAN,OHIO AND YOU WILL SOON BE IN NELSONVILLE,OHIO. SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE IS PART OF Wayne National Forest “The Wayne is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio.  The Forest is a patchwork ownership that covers over a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills.”

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I GOT AN EARLY START SO I’M GOING TO STOP AT ROCKY’S GEAR STOR FOR SOME BREAKFAST

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ON WEEKENDS YOU CAN TAKE THE HOCKING VALLEY SCENIC RAILWAY TO ROBBINS CROSSING A HISTORIC VILLAGE AT HOCKING COLLEGE. Two trains depart every Saturday and Sunday at noon (14-mile trip to Haydenville) and 2:30pm (22-mile trip to Logan). (WITH A STOP AT ROBBINS)

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MEET NORMAN FOX THE SITE MANAGER FOR ROBBINS CROSSING

DSC_0024 NORM WANTS EVERYONE TO KNOW, “WE ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE WEEK AND ON WEEKENDS BETWEEN MEMORIAL DAY AND THE END OF OCT. HOURS ARE 11:00 A.M. TIL 5:00P.M.” NORM HAD JUST TAKEN STUDENTS FROM THE HOCKING COLLEGE SCHOOL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ON A TOUR. (FUTURE VOLUNTEERS) SO THE BUILDINGS WERE OPEN AND HE SAID I COULD LOOK AROUND. THANKS NORM.

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LASTLY, THE 75-FOOT TWO CRIB LOG BARN

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NORM SAYS, “ HERE AT ROBBINS CROSSING MOST OF THE STRUCTURES HAVE BEEN PRESERVED FROM A TIME ( 1830-1880) WHEN THIS AREA WAS STILL AT THE EDGE OF THE FRONTIER.

IF YOU BRING YOUR BIKES AND HAVE THE ENERGY (LINDA AND I DID ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO) THE HOCKHOCKING ADENA BIKEWAY RUNS BETWEEN NELSONVILLE AND ATHENS,OHIO

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COLLAGEFRAMEDGENERALSTORE JOE TODD REPORTING FROM THE GENERAL STORE FOR “MY QUALITY TIME” SAYS,”THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND MAKE SURE TO VISIT THAT’S MY WORLD.”

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14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Terrific post as always, Joe! What a fun, interesting, historical little town! Would love to visit there! Your photos are the next best thing to being there. Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great timing that you got to go inside all the buildings! Love the idea of the scenic railroad. It's about 10 years too late for the energy for the bike tour ;>). Still I love it when these paths are available.

Have you guys had that Park election yet?

Vita Stunder said...

Thank you for sharing your world, Joe.

Love the buildings!

EG Wow said...

It's hard for me to imagine how hard must have been for people back then. It's good for us to be reminded of how lucky we are nowadays!

noel said...

aloha,

i'm enjoying what you are posting today from your world, love the train story

thanks for sharing this and have a great week!

caughtbymycamera said...

This looks like a most interesting trip. I love historic places.

Carolyn Ford said...

...at the edge of the frontier, wow! It seems like another world away. I love the two crib log cabin shots...simply eye-catching!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Robbins Crossing seems like a wonderful place to visit--and SO educational... Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. It is good to see such historic buildings are preserved and taken care well.

June said...

I love me them pictures! ...love old buildings. In the schoolhouse, something about the odd boards stuck up there to keep the weather out without concern over aesthetics . . . strikes me as just elementally beautiful. And look how it's LASTED!

Paulita said...

Thanks for the virtual trip to Hocking Hills. How long is that bike trail from Nelsonville to Athens? It looks like a great idea.

Ann said...

That room with the black board and I presume the teacher's desk. Is it an old school house? Glad to see a heater, so the kids don't freeze.

Tony Letts said...

amazing place!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: That was really neat.