Vermilion Ohio, A Good Place to Live

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. - Albert Schweitzer.....The nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the land of the brave. - Elmer Davis......Never let yesterday use up too much of today. - Will Rogers......In the morning the noisy crows and the geese make me feel like I'm living on a farm in Canada........rnt...............

March 11,  2017 - Milan Valley & Type Cases=


SHOPTALK: Captured a rather weird pic this week for my shop desk. I acquired it from flipping quickly between desktops on the computer. At the top are the widgets I use on another desktop. Most are weather, date, time and BBC news updates. The items at the bottom are my “dock” applications – apps I use frequently such as Adobe PS, Lightroom, Microsoft Word, iTunes etc. All those things are only partially visible because I was flipping between them so fast. I doubt that I could actually do it again if I tried.

The basic pic shows some of the type cases in the shop. They’re in beautiful condition and are fully of type – different fonts of different sizes. In most shops and newspaper offices the type was tossed and the drawers went to the local flea market to be sold and used as big shadow boxes.

I added the lighting about six months ago. Originally the windows provided a good deal of light for a typesetter. At one point there were two lamps just above the cases. I’ve never been able to find out what happened to them.

On my home desk this week is a wonderful Roscoe pic of the Milan (Ohio) Valley. I acquired it from glass about a week ago. I’d seen it before, but didn’t find the glass negative until just recently.

After developing the negative I was playing with it using a photoshop filter from Topaz labs and was able to give it just a little tint. I don’t know how the filter knows where to add some green, but it does.

This is a great black and white photograph. The color wasn’t really necessary. I like the detail in it – the farms, fields, boxcar, horses and buggies and the interurban speeding down the track. I’d guess that this pic was taken around 1910. This was my grandfather’s birthplace and hometown so he knew where to get a good photo of it.

I believe I’ll make a much larger print from it sometime.

OCH-ITIS: I mentioned my pain from arthritis in last week’s edition and several folks informed me that they share in my pain.

I don’t know if that’s good or bad. I am hoping that it can be alleviated. My good wife has been suffering with Rheumatoid Arthritis for at least a decade and has acquired some relief via medication that is obscenely expensive.

Prior to this sudden attack on my hip and leg I never realized just how much pain she had experienced. Wow!

I can’t help but wonder just what folks did back in 1917 (i.e. just a hundred years ago) when they had these problems. They must have suffered terribly. Either that or they became regulars at the local liquor dealers. No wonder Prohibition came along.

In any case, I most certainly sympathize with those who share this affliction (and others). C’est la vie, I guess.

SOFTWARE CHANGES: Back to developing glass and film negatives this week I encountered a slight problem when I was unable to connect with the internet cloud storage that I use to transfer pix from my camera to my computers. I use the EyefiSD Memory card in my Nikon because the camera isn’t one of those made to automatically connect to the net. I also use the Eyefi Cloud service

I was aware of the fact that Eyefi had been purchased by another company (Keenai) because I’d received a notice and thought I’d updated my software; But I guess not – or I did it wrong.

After struggling for several hours – thinking there was something wrong with my camera – I dumped the old software and downloaded new software from their website and (as is obvious) it worked. The pic of Al’s Light Darkroom is one of the first I took after I got the app working.

I hate when stuff like this happens. But, on the other hand, it keeps me hoppin’.

IN THE DARK: Wednesday afternoon the wind picked up in northern Ohio and was wafting through here between 40 and 50 MPH. As a result at about 4:30 our home at the OOC lost power and was out for about the next 4 or 5 hours.

After a dinner Georgie prepared on our outside grill (we ate by candlelight) she went to a meeting at the church and I stayed home with our cats in the dark. I don’t know what they were doing, but I had a portable light switch thing that Georgie had recently bought at a discount store that gave off enough light for me to read on my old Kindle.

I actually enjoyed the quiet and the darkness. I read until about 8 and then went to bed listening to with wind and reviewing what I’d read in an attempt to figure out what was going to happen next in my book. Sometimes being in the dark ain’t so bad.

The “C” STUDENT: Vermilion Views is 15 years old with today’s issue. I find that unbelievable. The years have gone by quickly.

I don’t know how many years it will continue – perhaps another five. Who knows? It depends on my ability. Like everyone else I’m not getting younger.

In many ways the page has become my reference source. I probably use it more than most readers to find specific details of things I’ve written or forgotten. It’s my digital file cabinet.

In the beginning the page was instituted as an email to some select friends and family members. When I later made it into webpage it was, and continues to be, available to all.

In more than one instance that availability has proven to be an invaluable informational resource. Because of it I’ve been able to communicate with people from all over the U.S. and the world. Most, if not all, have had some interest in our little town in Ohio and have freely shared information.

The bottom line is that Views has proven to be an educational tool for myself. Among the things I’ve learned is that I’ll never know as much about local history then many other persons in and / or from our community know. Contrary to what may be a popular belief I do not profess to be an expert. I am not. What I am, and will always be, is a student – a “C” student .


SUPPOSITION - FROM LAST WEEK: I could be entirely wrong about this particular snap – but I believe it was taken aside Hart’s Corner Drug Store (Big Ed’s Soda Grill) back in the 1920s.

I acquired this snap from Linwood Park resident Janet Waggoner so I surmise that all the girls are Linwood girls.

What caught my eye here was the Coca-Cola sign on the building to the left. I believe that was on the side of the drug store. The awning may have been on the side door of the building. And the building in the background would be Wagner’s Hotel.

I would herein note that Nicholas Wagner was a Linwood person. At one point in time the Wagner’s not only had their hotel but Mr. Wagner also had a harness shop / shoe store and a saloon in the corner store now know as “Big Ed’s”.

My thoughts about this pic in particular are reinforced by the fact that the snap was contained among many that were taken in Exchange Park and around the old Vermilion Lighthouse. There are some males in some of those pix – but mostly are of fashionable young women such as those pictured.


Some further information regarding this snap from Janet:

N. Wagner owned Wagner's Woods = what is now Linwood Park. In1883 he sold it and it became the Linwood Park Company. I have a copy of the original deed. The 4th from the left is Georgia Goetz(B-1889) which was Jacob Goetz's niece(who built your building.) Laura Goetz would have been her aunt. These could have been her teacher friends who drove up to visit at Linwood.
It is fun to see what they wore.

This information induces me to take another look at Nicholas Wagner.

CHARLES CADY & THE FICKLE FINGER OF FATE: How did that song go in the old television show Hee-Haw? “Gloom, despair and agony on me / Deep, dark, depression, excessive misery / If it weren’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all…” That little ditty came to mind when I stood back and looked at the life of a Vermilion man named Charles R. Cady.

Cady was born in Vermilion (Brownhelm Township), Ohio in 1855. He was the only son, and middle child, of Jerome / George Pervis and Amanda Cady. He had two older sisters, Jennette and Eva, and two younger, Frankie and Carrie. The elder Cady was a carpenter by trade; and by the year 1870 the family had moved to the Village of Vermillion. Here he found work as a ship’s carpenter, working and living among some of the best-known names in Vermilion’s yesteryear – e.g. Nelson Parsons, Philip Minch, James Lawless and James Stone. It must have been both an interesting and a productive time. And for a young boy like Charley, with four sisters at home, an escape along the lakeshore and the river amongst the craftsmen and old sailors must have been idyllic. At least it would seem so.

Then in January of 1880 the following little blip appeared in a local newspaper: “We learn by a Cleveland paper that Charley Cady shot, and is thought fatally injured one Frank Teeters, at Odella Lake this state and owing to the fact that it is at this same Odella Lake that Chas. Cady of our place is now living. It is feared that Charley is the one that has done the shooting. It is to be hoped, however, that it may prove to be otherwise.” It was not.

It seems that sometime in 1879 young Charley left Vermillion in search of his fortune and ended up at a summer resort in Holmes County called Odella Lake about 15 / 20 miles southeast of Ashland, Ohio. Arriving there he took a bartending job. Shortly thereafter, a man named Teeters accused him of “outraging” his wife. To clarify use of the word “outraging” - it likely meant that Charley had “insulted” the lady. But in any case, Teeters had Cady arrested. The case went before a grand jury and the jury refused to indict. Case closed, right? Well, not quite.

Mr. Teeters was apparently so enraged by the dismissal of the case that he persistently pursued and repeatedly threatened to kill Cady, twice drawing a pistol on him. Cady obviously kept from being shot but had become extremely wary of Teeters – with very good reason. Witnesses told a jury that Cady would often leave the saloon and go out on the lake to avoid confrontations. But inevitably, the day came when Teeters found him at work in the saloon and drew a gun on him. Cady reciprocated, drew his gun and shot Teeters in the head. End of story, right? Well, not quite.

In April 1880 a Holmes County Grand Jury indicted Charles R. Cady for murder in the first degree, and he was put on trial at Millersburg. A number of prominent citizens of Vermillion were summoned to the court to testify about Cady’s character. All described him as being both a quiet and peaceable person. The jury, out for only an hour, acquitted him. A happy ending at last? Well, not quite.

Despite the fact that reports of the trial painted him, again, as “both a quiet and peaceable” person I was still curious. Gunfights in the territories were still taking place during those years so why would Ohio be any different. Consequently, I began to think that maybe peaceable old Charley really wasn’t. So I looked just a little further into Charley’s life and found that he died only 13 years later. But what I discovered was that he “really” never was a violent or angry person. He was simply unlucky. Charles R. Cady passed away in Benton Harbor, Michigan on September 28, 1893 at the age of 39 years a victim of Bright’s disease and “the fickle finger of fate”. God rest his soul.

Ref: Erie County Reporter, 1880;; Rutherford B. Hayes Library; Published in the Vermilion Photojournal 02/23/2017.

YESTERYEAR'S NEWS: The following clips were orally transcribed from past issues of The Vermilion News. I think you will find them both interesting and fun...

Vol. XII, No.40. - VERMILION, OHIO, THURSDAY, March 11, 1909


Albert E. Lang, One Of The Most Trusted Employees Of The L. S. E. Found Dead At Sub Station.

Albert E. Lang, station agent for the Lake Shore Electric Railway Company and in charge of the substation and ticket office at Berlin Heights for the past three years, was found dead on the floor of the substation at an early hour Friday morning.

Although it is believed that Lang was killed by coming in contact with the high tension wire in the station there is considerable mystery concerning the exact cause of the accident.

As was his custom, Lang reported for duty at the station at 5 o'clock, half hour later – his dead body was found lying on the floor by George Hassenflue [sic], the Berlin Heights baker. Superintendent L.E. Burge and auditor A. C. Henry, of the railway company were notified of the finding of Lang's body, and they left for Berlin Heights at once.

An investigation of the apparatus in the substation showed that the high-tension wire was cut was out of order and it is thought that Lang was engaged in trying to repair it when he was electrocuted.

One thing that mystifies the railway employees is that a fire extinguisher that had been kept in the substation was found lying on the floor close to Lang's body. Efforts to find any signs of fire having been started have been fruitless, but it was thought that Lang may have feared that the live wire might start a fire and took down the extinguisher to prevent it.

The only marks and Lang’s body were on his hands and the bottoms of his feet, which had been slightly burned, evidently by the electricity that had passed through his body. It is believed that his death was instantaneous.

The dead man was about 40 years old, and was one of the oldest and most pop popular employees on the road. He was survived by his widow and three children, who live in Berlin Heights.

Lang had been and employee of the Lake Shore Electric since the road was built, having been one of the first men who laid the rails for the road. When the substation was erected at Ceylon Junction, he was placed in charge of it and remained there until the station was abandoned, when he was transferred to the station in Berlin Heights.


All those who are indebted to me are asked to call at the market and settle as soon as possible, as I need the money. – S. J. NIEDING.



Mrs. Julia Krause is again on the sick list.

Frank Hutton has moved his family into the Delfing home on school Street.

Thomas Wilford, Middle Ridge is on the sick list.

BORN – To Mr. and Mrs. Haves Whittlesy of Brownhelm a daughter Wednesday.

While Michael Wolhever was gathering ice at the Clough South query on Friday he ran a spike into his right hand.

Mrs. August Gaatz, age fifty-nine years died at her home Monday morning of bronchial pneumonia. Three sons and two daughters are left to mourn their loss.

A small fire at the home of John Burgess on the west side, called out the fire department on Saturday noon. The blaze was soon extinguished.

Melvin Eugene Buckley a prominent Brownhelm citizen died suddenly Monday morning of neuralgia of the heart. He leaves a widow and three daughters, two whom live at home and the other is a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital Lorain. His brother at Kipton was buried the same morning and Mr. and Mrs. Buckley had made all preparations to attend the funeral. Mr. Buckley was 66 years of age.


Mrs. Anna Henry was called the Sandusky her former home, to attend the funeral of a friend Tuesday.

March came in like a tame lion, last night a thunderstorm which must have been the roaring of that same lion as very little rain fell.

Mr. Will Berk lost the horse the other night. When his man went to the barn in the morning to do the chores, he found the horse down. He went back to the house and called Mr. Burk while they were considering ways and means to get the horse up, the animal died.

Shall In Addition Be Built To Our Present School Building?

This question has confronted the Board of Education for several years past. It is a question upon which the board is a unit, and it remains for the voters in the Vermilion Village School District to determine whether they want it or not.

The total enrollment for the month of February is 287, and the highest monthly enrollment of the year is 292. The report (given in another column) shows that each room with the exception of room No. 4 has more pupils than one teacher should have, to get the best results. In most city schools they aim to give no teacher more than 35 pupils – 40 being the maximum. With a single grade and the grade divided into two divisions the teacher can give considerable attention to individual pupils.

Conditions for the past for five years necessitated dividing certain grades. A part of one grade with an entire grade in one room, which can case classes must all alternate recitations, thus giving to less than fifteen pupils in one room as much time as it as is given to over thirty in the same room, as is now the case.

With two additional teachers in the grades, the present congested conditions would be much relieved. To add two teachers to the present force the board will fit them up for school purposes, employ an extra janitor, or, it must build in addition to the present building.

This matter was fully discussed at a meeting of the Board last Monday evening.

Plans and specifications for addition on the west end of the present building large enough for four rooms, have been secured by the board. The estimated cost of the addition not to exceed $6000. It was thought that without increasing the present tax levy for school purposes the needed addition could be built into additional teachers employed.

There will be in the building fund at the close of the present school year over $2000. This with an additional bond issue $6000 would build and equip [a] school building. Also that payment of the bonds be deferred four or five years, so that the money which for the past two years went into the building fund be used to employ two additional teachers.

There is no common interest of any community which is of such vital importance as that of the public schools, and we believe that if the question of bond issue will be submitted to the people, as it likely will be in the near future the people of Vermilion will show themselves in favor of that which will be to the highest interest of the community – the education of youth.

It seems almost invariably the case that when a good entertainment comes to town it is poorly patronized and when some "home" affair is put upon the boards it is greeted with a fair house. The "high-class" vaudeville show which gave a performance at the Opera House Tuesday evening was fairly well attended. Somehow or other the star performers failed to appear as advertised and the rest of the program was in a class by itself, so much so that we will advise them never to come back to Vermilion. The "overflow meeting" was by some claimed to have been the best part of the evening program and it did not appear on the printed program. The audience failed to find anything of merit in the entertainment and after it was over some of the crowd escorted the "troupe" to the electric depot, singing and performing the "program" as they went along. The audience was however suffering from stage fright and was in a hurry to go home so they departed in peace. No harm was done but it has been intimated that had good supply of decayed "hen fruit" been at hand the applause would have been odiferous. Note to all – Vermilion audience are well trained in what is good in the show line and don't attempt any "funny work" next time.


Mrs. John Ries of Lorain is the guest of her mother Mrs. G. E. Whitmore today.

The big Stmr. Eugene J. Buffington was launched at Lorain Shipyard Saturday. Capt. Richard Jollie will sail the boat.

Mrs. Geo. Risdon entertained the following ladies at dinner last Friday. Mesdames J. L. Sherod, E Sherod, Fred Lawless [sic}, F. Risdon and Miss Russell.

Mrs. Jackson suffered a stroke of paralysis yesterday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Derr. Her right side is helpless.

Arrangements have been made for the regular Saturday night dances at the Firemen's Hall. Garrett's orchestra will furnish the music.

The jury in the case of State vs. Raymond Connors charged with murdering a Chinese laundry man at Lorain last summer, returned a verdict of murder in the first degree with recommendation for mercy.

James Cuddeback was quite severely injured while at work on the Lorain Breakwater last week. He is again able to be out but still feels the effects.

Lighthouse Keeper Burns is reported on the sick list this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Abell and Mr. and Mrs. George Naegele are spending the day in Cleveland.

DIED – at a Cleveland hospital Monday, March 8, 09. Florence McVeen aged 11 of this place. She had been ill for several weeks with inflammatory rheumatism, which developed into pneumonia. The funeral was held Wednesday at Cleveland. The sympathy of the community goes out to the family in every.


Chas. Bacon was in Vermilion on business Saturday.

BORN – to Mr. and Mrs. Dudley French, a daughter, March 4.

The Diamond Cheese company has been putting up ice. It is about 6 inches thick.

Mr. Gene Buckley died suddenly Monday forenoon sitting in his chair. The doctor said heart disease.


The Diamond Cheese company were cutting ice first of the week.

Baby Emma Bartholomew suffering with a severe cold. Dr. boss was called Wednesday.

Mrs. C. Sprunk received a liberal donation of sauerkraut and spech [sic ?]. Please pass it along, sister Ladrach, we would like some.

Miss Alice Reichley attended the funeral of her uncle Mr. Eugene Buckley at Brownhelm Wednesday. Miss Edna Trinter acted a substitute during her absence.

Mrs. Lena Peterson, 92 Pt. Clinton died Thursday.

Robert Bradshaw, aged 8, of Pt. Clinton was drowned near Ry bridge in Portage River Friday.

The body of an infant supposedly about 9 weeks old was found being devoured by dogs in the vicinity of Sycamore and Meigs St., Sandusky Friday morning. Murder is suspected.


BROWSING:This may be an eye opener. I don't know a great deal about 19th Vermilion. But I'm learning...

One Woman’s Opinion…


Mary Wakefield Buxton

Urbanna, Last year I was so disgusted with the presidential campaign I wrote “Hard Times” about my life in 1961-63 in Cleveland Ohio. The story ended with my boarding the USS Antares anchored off Naples, Italy, being greeted by the Virginian (I later married) who was a junior officer on the ship and with instant realization that I had finally experienced that desired phenomenon in life known as “falling in love.” “Pure Bliss” continues the universal comedy of love and marriage.

I returned to Cleveland and my job at the airlines and the Virginian returned to Norfolk that June of 1963 and proposed marriage by telephone from Newport News on the Fourth of July. We would plan a Labor Day wedding in Vermilion and head to San Diego for his last tour of duty on his new ship, the USS Mars.

Mother, with only had 6 weeks to plan our wedding, was totally aflutter. The Virginian came from a family of surgeons who had operated a family hospital on the peninsula whereas I had come from a manufacturing background. His family were serious people, not inclined to as much laughter as my family. I chalked that difference up to the fact that doctors have to bury their mistakes whereas, in industry, a mistake off the assembly line is merely tossed in the trash.

Mrs. Buxton called to greet my family. Father talked to her and after hanging up Mother asked what she had said. “I have no idea,” Father replied, “You’ll have to call her back. Her southern accent was so thick I couldn’t understand a word she said.” It seemed an ominous beginning for in-laws: each so “foreign” they couldn’t even understand each other’s native tongue.

That was the first sign the Virginian and I would be an entirely “North-South” couple with very different family history which would require serious “adjustments” in marriage. There was no doubt we had “fallen in love,” as opposites tend to do, but the question was…could we find a way to live together happily ever after? Aye, there’s the rub.

Why do opposites attract? I think the reason is simply based on the naïve but exciting challenge of changing the other party. Unfortunately, neither the Virginian nor I had any plans to change in order to accommodate the other. That very unpleasant discovery was as yet to be known but would first become apparent on the Honeymoon….the beginning of Pure Bliss.

Mother came to Cleveland to meet me at Halle’s Bridal Department that first week in July to select my wedding dress. The sales lady brought in an armful of gowns for me to try on. The first dress was a short sleeved, organza Priscilla of Boston gown with lace applique. It was a perfect fit.

“I’ll take it,” I said as Mother’s mouth dropped open in astonishment.

“But, dear, you have only tried on one dress!’

“I like it so why should I try on any other dresses?”

“But I have planned to spend the entire day with you trying on wedding dresses!”

“Well, I like this one.”

Mother finally agreed to purchase the dress. Soon she was laughing that her daughter had bought the first dress she tried on. The sales lady said this was a new record for Halles as they had never before had a bride buy the first dress she tried on. Mother and I went up to Halle’s Tea Room for lunch and, with the wedding dress settled, Mother left for Vermilion.

This memory reminds me of another record set last summer. I needed a swimsuit and popped into Bristow’s Store. They had only one suit in my size so I tried it on, liked it and bought it.

“Do you mind if I wear the bathing suit out of the store since I am headed to the pool?” Bristow’s said they had never before had a customer buy a bathing and wear it out of the store. I thought of Mother and how she would have laughed at my leaving the store in a bathing suit, my purse slung over bare shoulder. Life is such good comedy.

Surely my wedding and marriage to the Virginian would be as easy as purchasing a wedding dress! I was in for a lark! I was headed for a perfect life, a fine gentleman, a splendid marriage, and not one dark cloud on my rosy horizon!

Of course, I imagined the Virginian would have to make a few changes to adjust to his Ohio wife. I had gone to college in Virginia and had been exposed to the Commonwealth’s odd ways. But his making slight adjustments would be of little consequence. We would get to those little details on our honeymoon.

I swooned at the thought of our planned three week drive across country to San Diego where Chip would report to his new ship. A perfect honeymoon! What boundless joy! Pure Bliss for sure! (continued next week) C2017 839



…can be seen a few miles east of Sandusky in Huron township, on the Lake Shore Railway at what is called the "Slate Cut." In some places it is interstratified with clayey matter. It is highly bituminous, containing about ten per cent, of combustible matter. From this bitumen, by slow, spontaneous distillation, petroleum is evolved, and flows but in springs at a number of localities. The process of distillation also gives rise to gas springs, which are found over the outcrop of this formation: This shale in some places contains concretions of impure limestone, seen along the Huron River where this shale forms the banks, being washed out by the action of the water. These concretions are sometimes almost absolutely spherical. Some of them contain the bones*or»teeth of huge fishes. The Huron shale forms a belt of outcrop running across the State from the lake to the River near Portsmouth.

Above the Huron shale lies a series of green and blue shale called the Erie, the lower of which are somewhat interstratified with the upper Huron. The Erie shales form the lake shore from the Pennsylvania line to Erie county. It does not appear further west.

We now reach the highest group of rocks found in, the State, called the Carboniferous system, because it holds nearly all the beds of coal that have been worked in this country and in Europe.- We have in this county only the lower strata of this system, called the Waverly group, the lowest of which is the Cleveland shale. This can be seen in the banks of the Vermillion River. It is black and bituminous. It is unusually well exposed in the vicinity of Cleveland, whence its name. In its lithological character it is hardly to be distinguished from the Huron shale. The fossils, however, are bones, scales, and spines offish of small size, and of Carboniferous types, while the Huron contains the remains of fishes of enormous size, and of most peculiar structure, and such as belong to the forma of the Old Red Sandstone.

Next above the Cleveland shale is a bed of shale sometimes blue or banded in color, but more generally red. This is called the Bedford shale, and is conspicuously shown in the valley of the Vermillion River, and is exposed at many places in this section immediately underlying the Berea sandstone. It serves as an important guide to those seeking that stone.

The Berea sandstone is, geologically, the highest stone in the county, the outcrop of which enters the county on the east line about half a mile from the lake shore, thence it sweeps round to the south and west, passing through Berlinville and a little east of Norwalk. Within the area lying south and east of this line, the Berea underlies most of the surface, but is very generally covered and concealed by the drift materials, and it is only where its more compact and massive portions have resisted the action of erosive agents, that these have been left in relief—that it projects above the surface. The hills in which the Amherst and Brownhelm quarries are located, and the elevation, Berlin Heights are all masses of this character. They were once bluffs on the lake shore, and…

HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY OHIO With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich Syracuse, N.Y. - D. Mason & Co., Publishes 1889.

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CLEVELAND BASEBALL 1929: Some folks carry around some odd things in their vehicles. In this case I’ve been carrying this Cleveland Indians Baseball Schedule from 1929 with me for many months. At the moment I don’t recall where it came from.

In 1929 the Indians finished 3rd in the America League with a 74 – 78 win-loss record. Roger Peckinpaugh was the manager. The games were held at the old League Park II. Attendance for that season was 536, 210.

I’ve listened to several old-timers in the past speak of watching the games at this park. I think it was on the Cleveland’s East-side on the lake somewhere north of what is now Martin Luther King Drive.


"Did you see this? Yesterday a 4.2 earthquake shook Arkansas.

Over 12000 cars were knocked off their blocks."

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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'".

Pay particular note to the "Hope Homes" page during the next few months / years. They are constantly improving the lives of their youngsters and those around them. This is an exciting project accomplished by exciting people.

Although this Vermilion High School Class of 1959 reunion is over classmates may want to stay connected with each other through organizerROGER BOUGHTON. Ye can connect by mailing him @ 2205 SW 10th Ave. Austin, MN. 55912 or you can just emailRoger.

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 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, "Grandma's 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 Take a look.

MARY WAKEFIELD BUXTON'S LATEST BOOK "The Private War of William Styron" is available in paper back for $15.00 with tax and can be purchased locally at Buxton and Buxton Law Office in Urbanna, ordered from any book store, or Brandylane Publishing Company. A signed, hard back edition may be purchased from Mrs. Buxton directly for $30.00 by writing her at Box 488, Urbanna, VA 23175 and including $6.00 for tax, postage and packaging.

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