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About Postcrossing:: “The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you will receive one back from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world.”
“The Columbus Washboard Company was started in 1895 when Frederic Martin Sr. started building washboards in his backyard for resale.”
“There were approximately 10 washboard companies who tried to compete for the washboard business. By the early 1970's, all washboard companies, except the Columbus Washboard Company had closed their doors.” Let’s go on inside.
“The traditional washboard is usually constructed with a rectangular wooden frame in which are mounted a series of ridges or corrugations for the clothing to be rubbed upon. For 19th century washboards, the ridges were often of wood; by the 20th century, ridges of metal were more common. A "fluted" metal washboard was patented in the United States in 1833.” How about some music:
Every year, on Father’s Day weekend, the downtown streets of Logan, Ohio come alive with the celebration of the washboard, as a musical instrument.
Leave Mom to her work and we will take a look at the factory. ( Special thanks to James and Samuel )
In 1868 the New York Times called washboards "a great American invention" and ran a story about a man taking "a wooden grooved washboard" home to his sister in Germany as a novelty. Yet "it is believed that ribbed wooden scrubbing boards originated in Scandinavia and the manufacture spread to other countries during the 19th century," MORE
If you don’t want to wash Make Music::”The washboard and frottoir are used as a percussion instrument, employing the ribbed metal surface of the cleaning device as a rhythm instrument. As traditionally used in jazz, zydeco, skiffle, jug band, and old time music, the washboard remained in its wooden frame and is played primarily by tapping, but also scraping the washboard with thimbles. Often the washboard has additional traps, such as a wood block, a cowbell, and even small cymbals. Conversely, the frottoir (zydeco rubboard) dispenses with the frame and consists simply of the metal ribbing hung around the neck. It is played primarily with spoon handles or bottle openers in a combination of strumming, scratching, tapping and rolling.”
“PARROTT, JACOB:: Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 33d Ohio Infantry. Place and date: Georgia, April 1862. Entered service at: Hardin County, Ohio. Birth: 17 July 1843, Fairfield County, Ohio. Date of issue: 25 March 1863. Citation: One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell) penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tracks between Chattanooga and Atlanta.” ( The first Congressional Medal of Honor )
I really do appreciate Linda “putting up with” my “museum stops” (Marietta Georgia)
“The landlady and owner of the Kennesaw House was Cole’s mother-in-law. Very interesting, the Kennesaw House is the only building on the square not burned by Sherman. Since I live in Lancaster, Ohio Fairfield County the home of General Sherman, I find this very interesting. Also, by stopping in Marietta Georgia I discovered the the very first Congressional Medal of Honor was given to Jacob Parrott from Fairfield County Ohio. (It is a small world)
The docent Linda and I spoke to at The Marietta Museum of History was very knowledgeable and has lived in Georgia for over thirty years. He is originally from Zanesville,Ohio. (just down the road from Lancaster, Ohio)
General Sherman and I say,”Thanks for stopping by. We hope you enjoyed the post. Linda and I were on our way to Florida for a week and we stopped in Marietta, Georgia as a “mid way point.” Marietta, Georgia was a wonderful stop with many interesting things to see and do even with a limited amount of time. I found the town square in Marietta,Georgia and the town square in Lancaster,Ohio to be very similar in nature with fountains,statues,and gazebos. The two cities seem to share a lot of history also.