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Lost In Ohio Book Now Available

My new book Lost In Ohio: Discovering Strange and Historic Places in the Buckeye State is now available on Amazon HERE I have been working on it over the summer and I am excited that it has finally been published. I drove almost 2000 miles around Ohio visiting unique and interesting places that are not

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The Rocket at the Rest Area

I drove south into Alabama on Interstate 65. I had never been into the Cotton State before and as I was heading down the highway off in the distance I could see a tall white object standing near the roadside. As I got closer I could make out that it was a rocket and it

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Pursuit Of Happiness

I am fortunate and thankful that I am able to travel the United States. It is a wonderful thing that we set aside a day every year to reflect on the things we are thankful for. I wish things were better and I could travel more but I am grateful for the blessings in my

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Ohio’s Mechanical Monster

At one time, a giant monster roamed the hilly forests of southeastern Ohio. It was not Bigfoot or any other living creature but a massive mechanical one. It was built in 1967 to strip mine coal from the region. The largest dragline ever built, it was like an enormous crane that had a massive scooping

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Lost In Ohio Book Winner

Thank you to everyone that posted a comment to enter my Lost In Ohio book Giveaway. it was wonderful to read so many nice and supportive comments. I wish I could send each of you a book but unfortunately I don’t make that much money from my books sales. I want to congratulate Lois Gompers

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Richloam General Store

This old general store stands in the Withlacoochee State Forest east of Ridge Manor. The Richloam General Store once held the post office for the small town of Richloam. In 1921, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) decided to relocate its depot in Riverland to Richloam. Soon after, in 1922, Postmaster Lucius Sidney “Sid” Brinson

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Indiana Ghost House

I was traveling through Indiana to the Initial Point in the Hoosier National Forest. 37 was closed at a bridge and I was detoured down winding Forest back roads. I came across a big old house and stopped to get a pic. I noticed someone or something was looking back at me from the window.

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Lost In Ohio Book Giveaway

here is an opportunity for you to win a copy of my new book Lost In Ohio. It is full of interesting places and stories from the Buckeye State and available on Amazon HERE I hope you will take a look at my new book. Whether you from Ohio or not, it is full of

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Washington Island Stavkirke

Washington Island sits off the tip of Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula. At the heart of the island is the Stavkirke. It is a modern building but it was constructed to replicate old Norse Christian churches. It was constructed in the late 1980s using timber harvested from the Island. It has twelve 18 foot tall pine posts

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The Most Haunted House in Indiana

The small town of Cayuga is in the western heartland of Indiana near the Illinois Border. The cross shaped house is said to be the most haunted house in the Hoosier State and was featured on the first episode of the History Channels The UnXplained  hosted by William Shatner. Called the Willows Weep house it

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The Abandoned Minnesota Lighthouse

An old brick tower stands on Minnesota Point which is a great sand bar near Duluth that separates Superior Bay from Lake Superior. The tower is the remains of the Minnesota Point Lighthouse. Built in 1858, it was the first lighthouse in the North Star State and the starting point where Lake Superior was first

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