Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Thursday, December 03, 2015
The National Road, in many places known as Route 40, was built between 1811 and 1834 to reach the western settlements. So let’s go Honkin’ Down the Highway with the Beach Boys as we visit Clifton Mill and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve.
Taking the National Road RD. 40 West out of Columbus,Ohio to Springfield then Rt. #72 (Simon Kenton Trace) South to Clifton,Ohio.
First stop is Clifton Mill because I’m hungry. (imagine that)
Now for layered corned beef or pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian or Thousand Island dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread with chips and pickle. The Reuben Special about $12.00 including tip.
Flour Sacks everywhere
Upcoming events at the Mill; Their famous Christmas Lights display.. The young men in the next photo are putting lights on the cliff opposite the Mill.
Moving on down the road to: ( My first visit here but it won’t be my last )
This is the land of Simon Kenton,Chief Logan,George Rogers Clark,Simon Girty and Tecumseh to name a few. Sit back and enjoy your armchair photo hike.
Can you see the three sections of rock?
CLICK to learn about Rosalie and Wiley the Hermit. Is the Stagecoach trail really HAUNTED?
I’m back at the Mill now. It’s time to get some “coffee to go” and head back to Lancaster. Appreciate you stopping by.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger.
“Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Today marks the 55th anniversary of the civil disobedience on December 1, 1955 when the seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, became a pivotal symbol in America's civil rights movement.” READ MORE. So for today a visit to the Montpelier train station, which sits on the grounds of James Madison's Montpelier estate. The train station is now a small museum that depicts the era of segregation. READ MORE
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress later called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement".READ MORE
There is a ROSA PARKS MUSEUM on the campus of Troy University Montgomery campus CLICK
It wasn't until the 1964 Civil Rights Act that all public accommodations nationwide were desegregated. 1964 was the year I graduated from high school. Today I find it hard to imagine.
There is an International Civil Rights Center and Museum that uses the former F.W. Woolworth store in downtown Greensboro to remind people what segregation was like and how change was wrought in the way African-Americans were treated every day of their lives. READ MORE
You can also tour the JIM CROW MUSEUM at Ferris State University. CLICK.
Then just across the road from the train depot you have::::
Thanks for stopping by and THANK YOU ROSA PARKS.
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VISIT MONTPELIER THE HOME OF JAMES MADISON