Covered Bridge & Flowers
SHOPTALK: Pictures on top of the desks this week are: The covered bridge across the Vermilion River at Birmingham, Ohio c.1905; and a digital pic painting of a potted flower on a table behind our Vermilion home c.2010.
Both are great photographs. Both are warm photographs. That may be the reason I placed them atop the shop and home desks this week. The weather around Vermilion (and elsewhere) during the last several weeks – in a word – “sucketh”. I needed something to take me out of the dismal climate in which we seem to be immersed.
OLD DIGS – NEW DIGS: I moved my “stuff” at the shop again. This time I stayed in the same room. I just moved everything to another spot in the room. At first I was blocking some shelving near the entrance to the print shop’s bindery room. It was an okay spot, but I really want to make some use of the shelves so a move made some sense. The only problems I’ve been having with the new space is that I tend to lose wireless connection to the computer. I may have to go back to directly connecting to the modem. But other than that this seems to be a good place to work. As soon as I tidy up the place I’ll shoot some video and still pix. I still want to use the room for photo framing and bookbinding. It’s very comfortable and, of course, warm.
NOVACAINE FOR THE BRAIN:I’m preparing to publish a new book. It’s interesting, but mind numbing, work. Writing is the fun part. Formatting and printing require a different mindset. And who really wants to hear the details? It’d be like taking a class in linguistics or literary criticism. Necessary evils. Nonetheless, it keeps me off the streets.
FIVE-OH-ONE-CEE-THREE: It’s now official. The museum is officially a 501(c)(3) organization. Consequently, all donations to the museum are tax deductible. This is retroactive to November of 2011. (Thank heaven. Now I can fret about something else for months on end.)
VISITING HOURS: We are located at 727 Grand Street in Vermilion across the street from Vermilion's historic E&R Church. The museum is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays from 1 to 4 PM. On Saturday the museum it is open from 11 AM to 2 PM. A small admission donation of $3 (for adults) is requested. Children under the age of 11 will be admitted for free. Phone For Special Tours: 440-967-4555. Keep an eye out here - because this may change.
We are not open on major holidays.
MEMBERSHIPS: Memberships to the VERMILION NEWS PRINT SHOP MUSEUM are now available. Funds generated will go toward the aforementioned renovations and maintenance of the shop.
If you would like to become a member the VNPSM you can send a check or money order to:
Vermilion Print Shop Museum727 Grand Street Vermilion, Ohio 44089440.967.4555.
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The "Singing Mayor"
LEONARD: He was Mayor of Vermilion, Ohio from 1940 to 1945. My sister (Nancy Alice Emery) always refers to him as Vermilion’s “Singing Mayor”. That’s because Leonard Osberg, I have been told, had a wonderful singing voice and while Mayor opened most events about town with a song.
As one might guess from the photo taken of him at the side door of the Vermilion News building on Grand Street, Leonard was also a professional archer. He competed nationally and wrote some about the sport. We don’t really give it much thought, but it is an ancient exercise. Before gun powder and sliced bread mankind used bows and arrows to gather food and settle disputes.
Leonard was not only a Republican (politically), but he was very vocal about his political views during the 40s and 50s. He wrote a column for the Vermilion News during those years, and I’ve come across at least one letter published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
During Leonard’s tenure as mayor Vermilion’s landmark water-tower (now surrounded by Rotary Park) was constructed.
I vaguely remember him. He and his French-born wife (Anne Marie) lived in the duplex house just north of the old Congregational church (currently the Millet Auction House) on Division / Main Street. His brother, Karl, married Virginia “Ginny” Haines. And a younger sister, Elizabeth, married Dr. V.B. White. Another sister, Lenore, was married to someone with the last name of Wolfenden. She kept a house on State Street. The family were extremely eccentric and talented people.
AN AMBIENT JOURNEY: Once upon a time I helped a young person solve a perplexing algebra problem. I should mention that math has never been one of my strong points but I am persistent. The math teacher was nice enough to write me a thank you note for helping this student It read: "Rich. Thanks for helping Anna with her algebra problem. In effect you showed her how to get to Lorain via Timbuktu." We were in Elyria.
In many respects my commentary around the old barn (pictured) will be like my brief sortie into the field of mathematics. But in this case it is purposeful. In this instance it is the story/journey leading to the picture that is of real interest.
Several weeks ago a lady from Santa Maria, California contacted me via the Internet. Her name is Roberta "Bobbi" Riley. She is the only granddaughter of the late Ruth (Goodsell) and Elton Fischer. As many folks know Elton's father, George (PJ 10-20-05), was an early Vermilion entrepreneur. He owned a thriving lumber company business in the area between the present day Vermilion Boat Club and the Fisherman's Bend Condominiums along the river. Near the dawn of the 20th century George purchased the old Lake House Hotel. It originally stood on the southeast corner of Liberty and Division/Main streets. He has it moved down the hill to the southwest corner of Liberty and Exchange streets and named it after his children. It became the Maud-Elton Hotel. Maude was Elton's older sister.
But back to Bobbi Riley; Initially she threw me a bouquet: "First a big 'thank you' for all the hours of pleasure you have given me with your weekly column (Yesteryear) and all of the many other articles you have written, especially the Vermilion Historic Pix (a website)." But next, and no less agreeable, she told me, "Luckily I come from a long line of packrats and have many wonderful photos that you might like to see." The photograph of the rather innocuous car-barn is but one of over 2-dozen Bobbi forwarded me, electronically, from her home in California. To say that I am pleased to have and see them is a vast understatement.
As families go the Nicholas / George / Maude / Elton Fischer family is worthy of more than some passing import as it pertains to the history of Vermilion, Ohio. And to finally have pictures of these folks, their Vermilion relatives, and some of their homes and/or business interests is a great development. So what's the big deal about the carbarn you might ask?
The photo of the barn dates about c.1915. This barn sat behind the State Street home of Miller and Harriett (Kellogg) Wilbur. The Wilbers referred to that home as the "Sunshine Cottage." The 4-acre property is now the site of Vermilion's United Church of Christ, Congregational church. Mr. Wilbur operated a hardware store that was located in the building now (2006) occupied by Winterstein Realty on Main Street. Harriet Wilbur was Ruth (Goodsell) Fischer's aunt.
The Wilbers are a significant part of local history for a number of reasons. One is related to the rather vapid sub urban legend of the place commonly recognized as the "Gore Orphanage". Miller's family once owned and lived in Joseph Swift's mansion, "Rosedale," that was located in Swift's Hollow just south of Vermilion. Miller, Hattie and their 4 youngsters, Jesse, May, and twins Roy and Ruby also lived there for Continued on next page a time thus spawning a rumor regarding their untimely deaths in 1893.
The truth, perhaps more sorrowful than any ghostly faction, is that the children died within days of each other in January of 1893. However; they did not die while living in the mansion. By the time of their demise the Wilbers had moved on to Berlin Heights and then to "Sunshine Cottage" on State Street in Vermilion.
Ruby, 2, died on the 13th; Jessie, 11, died on January 14th; May died on the 18th at 9 years of age; And Roy, who was also but 2 years of age, passed on January 19th. Their deaths were attributed to that which folks called "black diphtheria." I have found no record of an epidemic of this nature in the region now Ohio during this time frame. It appears to have been an anomaly.
And thus have I succeeded in taking readers on a veritable journey to "Lorain via Timbuktu" not unlike the one with which I solved Anna's math problem. I hope you've found it to be agreeable.
AGAIN - ANOTHER NEW (NOW OLD) THING: Initially I said that "This will not take the place of the "Macabre" stuff all the time - but will supplement whilst I search for more macabre stories to tell." But methinks that it's carved out a niche for itself and the "Macabre stuff" with have to find another.
So stay tuned...
Vol. IX – NO.42 – MAR.29, 1906.
About 3 o’clock a week ago Sunday Frank Moes had a narrow escape from drowning. He was crossing the river on he ice from his brother Ire’s home to his own when the ice suddenly gave way and gave him a cold bath he will long remember. H was carrying a piece of board and this helped him to keep afloat until Geo. Wagner and a young man by the name of Corbin who heard his cries for help had secured a boat and got him out of the predicament. The water was about ten feet deep and Mr. Moes would have been drowned had not these young men been near.
Gustavus Graham, ex-county treasurer has filed in court of common pleas an answer in the case brought against him for the recovery of presents paid to him b local banks while he held the office of treasurer. The defendant admits that as treasurer of the county he deposited large sums of money in the various banks [in the] county and admits receiving $500 each from the Second National, third National, and Moss banks, $350 from the Berlin Heights bank and $260 from the Erie County Banking company. All other allegations of the petition are denied. As a matter of defense Mr. Graham states that at the time he was county treasurer he was also administrator of two estates and had money passing through his hands and that all money received by him was deposited in the banks in the form of certificates of deposit payable to Gustavus Graham. He says that the safe in the treasurer’s office was not secure and that he often requested the commissioners to get a new one. Whe deposits were made he had no means of knowing whether the money belonged to the county or to himself as an individual or trustee of estates. All of the certificates of deposit were demand certificates without interest. He never charged the banks any sums of money for the use of public money nor for the use of any deposits by himself. He also denies that his successor in office never demanded any sums in addition to his final account. Everyone of the sums paid him were paid without his knowledge of how much any bank would give him; there were no agreements or conversations as to the amounts and he never concealed the facts. Wherefore Mr. Graham prays that the petition be dismissed or that the plaintiff be required to set out what part of the sums he received it is entitled to.
A verdict of guilty was returned Monday in the case of the state of Ohio vs. Henry Hughes. Hughes, an agent of the Massillon Bridge Co., who has sold several thousand dollars worth of steel highway bridges to Erie County, was found guilty of a breach of the Valentine anti-trust law. This is the first f the bridge cases to be tried. Punishment is a fine of not less than $500, nor more than $5000 or imprisonment for not less than six months nor more than one year, or both. A motion for new trail was filed on Wednesday.
The case of Gustave Dildine vs. the Lake Shore Electric Railway Co., has been settled out of court.
It is said that work on a new quarry on the Bruce-Petty farm will begin sometime in April.
150 dunkyes [sic] are expected to move into the Petty house.
[VV Ed. Note: I’m assuming that the write intended to write the work donkeys in this passage. Nonetheless I stil find it somewhat puzzling. 150 donkeys are a lot of donkeys. And even if the writer was referring to something else 150 of them would be a hefty number.]
Jim Boekard will move on to the Page farm.
Mr. Watson does not seem to get any better.
B. Gibson is not recovering as fast as friends could wish.
Bert Bacon bought a horse of E. Kelly.
The wedding bells will soon ring for Charley Kneisel.
Boxwell-Patterson examination will be held at Sandusky Saturday, April 21 and May 12.
The Ladies Working club contributed $20 to the light fund.
The new lighting plant has arrived and will be installed tomorrow unless something unforeseen occurs we shall next Sunday evening have the “More Light” so long hoped for.
[VV Ed. Note: Another curious (at least to me) report. I am assuming that the “lighting plant” referred to herein was some sort of electric generator. At this point in time electricity had yet to become readily available in town. Today we take the availability of electricity for granted unless, of course, it goes off for some reason.
Next Sunday morning short sermon, reception of members and communion. “What range of freedom is allowed members of Congregational churches” will be the sermon subject.
Easter comes April 15th this year. Some committees have been appointed and we may confidently expect an interesting and helpful day.
Chas Delker of Cleveland spend Sunday here.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Cowan one day last week.
LOST – Gold mounted comb. Finder pleas leave at NEWS office.
LOST – Guilt belt. Finder please return to NEWS office.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wakefield have been spending the week here.
E.L. Coen is at Columbus this week on business connected with the telephone.
Mrs. Charles Delker of Cleveland is spending the week with her mother Mrs. Emma Thompson.
A.D. Baumhart has decorated the interior of his store by the application of a coat of paint.
The Erie Woodworking company in a schedule filed in the U.S. Court at Toledo Monday morning lists debts at $20,180.27 and assets at $23,134.84.
Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Baumhart very pleasantly entertained Mr. C.’s brothers’ and sisters’ families Sunday in honor o his birthday anniversary. Mr. Baumhart was presented a nice rocker.
The M.E. Church Trustees of Oberlin, O. have sent several appeals to various citizens of Vermilion asking for aid in the construction of their new church. Vermilion appears to have her hands full and it is quite likely no aid can be given there.
Mr. C.W. Balson moved his family to Oberlin this week where he has engaged in the grocery business with r. Campbell who will move at a later date, as announced several weeks ago in the NEWS. We widh both these gentlemen success in their business venture and while we are sorry to have them leave Vermilion it will be a gain to Oberlin.
The National cigar stand Co. one of the largest firms engaged in the cigar business outside of the tobacco trust have placed in the drug store of Albert D. Baumhart one of their handsome all plate glass show cases. The framework being made of ebony. The cigars which are expected in a few days are pronounced the finest made and are all sold from the manufacturer to the smoker through one dealer in each town.
The Aiken Bill raising the Dow tax to $1000 was passed by the Senate Tuesday. This will probably put several Vermilion saloons out of business.
The Pollock bill legalizing the sale of pools at race meets was defeated I the House by a vote of 18 to 12.
The O’Rourke bill to abolish capital punishment for murder was defeated in the house by a vote of 70 to 34.
The woods [sic] bill passed by the house provides that no school attended by ten or more pupils hall be abandoned except upon petition of a majority of the school electors of the district.
The Grover bill passed by the house repeals the law which made it mandatory for school boards in country districts to transport pupils to school if they live more than a mile and a half from a school house. The Grover bill leaves the question optional with school boards.
The house concurred in the senate amendments to the Briggs bill which provides that district school boards may vote to made a school levy of 12 mills for five years by vote of the electors.
The house passed the following five new fish and game bills which now go to the senate.
By Mr. Chamberlain – Provides that boats, nets and guns seized by the fish and game commissioner unlawful use shall be held pending hearing of the case. If charge is proved, property shall be sold and proceeds turned into fish and game commission fund.
By Mr. Phillips Max – To prevent destruction of fish by electricity, poison and explosives.
By Mr. Elson – Makes possession of fish and game out of season by dealer prima facie evidence that such fish and game were taken out of season.
By Mr. Harper – Amending old law, which make it a crime to have in possession unlawful device for catching fish. The amendment provides that not more than three hooks shall be attached to trot lines.
By Mr. Elson – Provides that the mesh of pound nets shall be 27-8 inches, factory measure, and gill net mesh three inches. Provides that no fish shall be taken for profit smaller than the following: White fish, 1 ¾ pounds in the round; catfish, 15 inches long; sturgeon 4 feet; Cat and sturgeon must be brought ashore with heart and tail on.
BLACKSMITH FRED BECKER: There are some things in our lives that we believe will never change. There are, for instance, few folks who ever fancied that the Wakefield Lighting Company and / or its predecessors would ever disappear from the landscape of Vermilion, Ohio. It was, after all, a local institution. But so too were places like the Lorain Ford Assembly Plant; Hart's Corner Drug Store; Schwensen's Bakery; and Fulper's Sohio station. And though it is a bit sad when these places succumb to the ever-changing tides of time and circumstance-as the French adage regarding such matters felicitously observes, C'est la vie. And so it was in 1954 when Vermilion's last blacksmith retired and locked the doors of his shop forever.
Fred Baker was born December 13, 1879 in Switzerland. He came with his family to the United States of America, Ohio, and Brownhelm Township to live when he was nine years old. Eleven years later he opened the Fred Becker Blacksmith Shop in the little village of Vermilion. For the better part of the next half century he stood by his red hot forge, cigar in mouth, hammer in hand, making horseshoes, repairing plows, and fashioning special forged irons for numerous villagers and area farmers.
By 1949 when a local newspaper reporter interviewed him the business of shoeing horses had nearly disappeared, and his primary craft had become that of sharpening rotary (non motorized) lawn mower blades. This reality would likely have been reason for resentment to some. But Becker was apparently a realist with a good sense of humor.
During the interview he told the reporter, "Yep, the automobile is here to stay and so is the power lawn mower - in fact, the whole darn machine age is catching up with me," adding with a bemused chuckle (only available to the very wise) that "it's taken a long time, tho."
During his career he guesstimated that he'd probably shod several thou sands of horses. and in response to the reporter's question as to the number of shoes he'd put on horses he said, "I don't have any (realistic) idea - each horse has four feet you know."
Mr. Becker's shop (pictured) was located just west of what was then Walker's Dodge-Plymouth garage (now the Ritter Library Annex) on Liberty Avenue. The photograph (c. 1954) is probably taken the very year the shop closed. Although I never entered the place I do recall passing by on the side walk as a youngster and curiously peering into the dark interior where I could generally see nothing. And I do not recall when the building disappeared.
Mr. Becker lived with' his wife and six children (3 boys and 3 girls) in a house that once stood just to the east of what is now the library annex. Mrs. Becker passed away sometime in 1949. Two years after he retired Mr. Becker died at 3:05 on an early July afternoon at 308 Perry Street. He was 76 years old.
There is, perhaps, some very fundamental humor inherent in this particular photograph of Fred Baker's Black smith Shop. It involves the fact that the shop, that for so many years catered to the primary source of American transportation systems. was eventually consumed by that transportation system albeit a new one. In the picture it sits between an automobile garage and an automobile sales lot. Tis a comic circumstance that I believe Fred Becker, Vermilion's last Smithy, would have certainly appreciated.
THE FIRE-LANDS: I found the following information re: the early inhabitants of our area to be extremely informative. Methinks you will also.
I am getting better at transcribing these passages so there are fewer mistakes. But I like to read as I go - and sometimes I fill in the blanks. So tread carefully this trail through yesteryear.
The following series will take thee to the townships south of Vermilion. Methinks you'll find this history quite fascinating.
Enoch Smith settled on the ridge where Henry Todd now lives (lot three, section two). He afterwards removed to Florence township. The children were: William, Rebecca, Laura, Lyman, Amanda, Henry and John.
Horatio Perry came from Cleveland and settled on the farm next west of Captain Austin's. He married Miss Prentiss, who died young, leaving a daughter, Sophia. When thirty years of age, he became so broken down with hard work that he was compelled to cease farm labor. He married Miss Smith and removed to Elyria, Lorain county.
Hon. Almon Ruggles, who was the surveyor of the Fire-lands, settled on the lake shore, midway between Vermillion and Huron rivers. In 1808, he married Miss Annis Dibble, of Brookfield, Connecticut, by whom one child (Rebecca) was born previous to locating in Ohio. Judge Ruggles for many years acted as land agent for the proprietors of the Fire-lands. After the organization of Huron county, he was its first recorder. This was in 1809. He was appointed associate judge of Huron county in 1815, State senator in 1816, and re-elected in 1818. In 1824 he was elected representative. Judge Ruggles was not famous as an orator, but possessed good, practical abilities, and in all positions of honor, trust or profit filled by him, he gave general satisfaction. He built a mill for the proprietors in 1809. This was near the south line of Florence township, on the Vermillion river, and was soon carried away by high water. In 1811-13, he built a mill near the northeast corner of Florence township, on La Chapelle creek, which was a great benefit to the settlers for many miles around. His wife died in 1815, leaving two children, Rebecca and Betsey, and he married Mrs. Rhoda Buck, by whom two children were born, Charles and Richard. Judge Ruggles died July 17, 1840, aged seventy years. His second wife died in 1851.
Solomon Parsons came with wife and children from Delaware county, New York. He was advanced in life, and Mrs. Parsons died early in 1812. The children were: Levi, Burton, Ira, Sarah and Pheba, who resided in Vermillion for many years, the sons holding many offices of responsibility both in the township and county.
Benjamin Brooks, with a family, consisting of a wife and three children, settled on the farm next east of George Sherarts', afterwards occupied by a son. Mr. Brooks was a captive amongst the Indians for many years in his younger days, and well acquainted with their manners, customs and traditions. He died a few years subsequent to locating in Vermillion, leaving three children: Jonathan, Joseph and Betsey.
Captain Barlow Sturges and wife, Eunice, with a son, Frederick, and his wife, Charlotte, settled at the mouth of the Vermillion river, where they opened a hotel and established a ferry. Captain Sturges died a few years subsequent to settlement, and the son in 1818. They were seafaring men, of good abilities and generous impulses.
Deacon John Beardsley settled on lot number twelve, in the second section. He was a good and useful man, and fully devoted to his Christian duties. He first introduced religious meetings into the different neighborhoods round about, by holding reading meetings, which he conducted by singing, prayers, reading a sermon, etc., and which, in the absence of regular clergy, was very beneficial in keeping up the form, and, to some extent, the spirit of religion, and steadying the ark of the Lord in the wilderness.
Deacon Beardsley died of lockjaw, in the year 1831. His children were: Philo, Joseph Smith and Clement, Sophia, Joseph Smith the second, Harriet, Seth, Maria, John and Irene. James Cuddeback settled half a mile west of the river. He was industrious, prudent and an honest citizen. He died many years since; children: Rhoda, Hannah, James, Emily, Sarah and Paulina. The son, who was a deaf mute, was run over by the cars at Vermillion, in the spring of 1862.
Peter Cuddeback and his wife Jane were of the Dutch stock of the Mohawk, and settled two miles west of the river. Uncle Peter and aunt Janey were noted far and wide for thrift and unbounded hospitality. Although their children, to the number of near a dozen, were usually at the family board, scarcely ever did they fail, for a meal, to also supply the want of visitors, travelers, immigrants, or any others who would partake of their good cheer. They had enough for each and for all; and it seemed to be the peculiar delight of aunt Janey to cook for and wait on her friends, and she counted all strangers and new comers as such, as well as those of longer standing. Peter Cuddeback died in 1833. The children were: James J., Polly, Sallie, Hiram, Fanny, Nathan, Norman, Jane and Permilla.
Rufus Judson located in Vermillion in 1811 or 1812. He was a blacksmith and farmer. He had four sons: Charles P., Wakeman, Eli S., and George. Mrs. Judson, an excellent woman, was lost on the Lake while returning from Buffalo.
The foregoing are all who may be strictly considered pioneers. Among later settlers are: About 1815, a man named Wilcox built a cabin on the north half of lot number two in the second section, where he remained a short time. Jonah Barton, and his son, Jonah, Jr., built a cabin about the same time; near the center or lot number eleven, in the same section. The old gentleman went, some years after, to reside" with his children in Milan, and died there. Jonah, Jr., married Hannah Allen, and became a resident of the ridge, just east of the cemetery, where he died in 1833, leaving several children.
A man named Burroughs made an opening and raised a house in the southeast corner of lot number one. He left the county in 1818. Samuel and Jesse Sanders settled near where Sugar creek crosses the…
Excerpts from: The Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio; W.W. Williams - 1879 -
Press of Leader Printing Company, Cleveland, Ohio
VERMILION TOWNSHIP: I acquired this map from a ladder with my Nikon D70 in a single shot. I believe I’ll take another – because it’s not as well defined, as I’d like. But for now it’ll do.
The map is in a book given the museum by Dana Buell Wheeler. It’s a 19th century tome and must be handled with much care. But it’s the type of document that should be reproduced for historians. If I can find others – both newer and older – they would be invaluable.
The reason historians find them so valuable is because of the names and lot numbers they contain. When researching old documents many times homes and businesses are described only by names and lot numbers. Without a map to refer to that information is all but useless. The maps – if they exist – provide a more detailed picture of the past giving our history some depth.
A doddering, old professor of logic asked his College class a question.
"If Philadelphia is 100 miles from New York and Chicago is 1000 miles from Philadelphia and Los Angeles is 2000 miles from Chicago, and the Moon is 239,000 miles from Earth, how old am I?"
A student in the back of the class raised his hand and when called upon said, "Professor, you're 70."
The old professor said, "You're absolutely correct, but tell me, how did you arrive at the answer so quickly?"
The student said, "It's easy, I have a brother, he's 35, and he's half nuts."
LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: After giving it much thought this link has been "put-down". During the last year most of the folks who used to use this page as a bulletin board have acquired their own and, consequently, no longer need this forum from "Views". I have, however, kept links (in the links section) to Larry Hohler's "Hope Homes" in Kenya - and to Bette Lou Higgins' Eden Valley Enterprises sites. They are historically and socially relevant projects. I suggest that you visit these sites on a regular basis to see "what's shakin'".
Persons interested in the history of the Lake Shore Electric Railway (which was the subject of a recent past podcast series) - "the greatest electaric railway system on the planet" may want to go to Amazon.com and purchase a book called "Images of Rail - Lake Shore Electric Railway". It was put together by Thomas J. Patton with the help of my friends Dennis Lamont and Albert Doane. It'd make a nice gift.
Another great book with Vermilion Roots is, "Grandmas’ Favorites: A Compilation of Recipes from Margaret Sanders Buell" by Amy O’Neal, Elizabeth Thompson and Meg Walter (May 2, 2012). This book very literally will provide one with the flavor of old Vermilion. And ye can also find it at Amazon.com. Take a look.
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