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  1. From the album: US-23 - From Sea To Inland Sea

    I found a route short enough for an entire roadtrip in one day! US-223 ran just 56 miles from near Somerset, Michigan to Toledo, Ohio in 1962. The Toledo Art Museum, is on Monroe Street, old US-223, near the end of the route in Toledo, Ohio. It was the best place I found on the trip.

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  2. Click here to listen… Click here to download… There is just no better treat on a hot summer day than a scoop of ice cream. Our Friends of the Fastlane column in the Summer Edition celebrated one of America’s oldest ice cream companies, Velvet Ice Cream as they celebrated their Centennial. What adds to the charm of this family owned creamery is that is located in the heart of central Ohio’s countryside in Utica, Ohio 45 minutes north of Columbus. Andre Dager, one of the three sisters who run the company, gave us a family history and a peek at some of the special flavors created to celebrate this wonderful event. ********* This podcast is brought to you by the Illinois Heritage Corridor who invite you to wrap up your summer with a roar at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill Sept 11-13. The chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup starts here with three days of rip roaring, heart pounding entertainment for the whole family. For more information visit chicagolandspeedway.com. ******** Today’s podcast is also brought to you by Vandalia, Ill where for more than forty years, they has been celebrating their history and heritage with the Grande Levee’ on the grounds of the Vandalia Statehouse, the Oldest State Capitol Building in Illinois. This year, 2014, the event will be held on the first weekend of October, October 3 & 4. All events for the Grande Levee’ will take place on the Statehouse Lawn. Bring the entire family for a wonderful harvest festival at the Vandalia Grande Levee. For more information on the Harvest Festival, contact Latisha Paslay, Tourism Commission Directorat at 618-283-2728 or email: lpaslay@vandaliaillinois.com. ********** Pick up a copy of American Road magazine and don't miss another edition! Find a Store: http://dld.bz/AMRoadRetailOutletsPreview the current issue: http://americanroadm...previewmag.html American Road Magazine: http://www.americanroadmagazine.com/
  3. From the album: Hocking Hills Scenic Area, Ohio

    The hocking hills state park In ohio One Of The popular falls Is The Old Man Cave
  4. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    In a park in downtown Edgerton that I passed on Day 17 of my US-6 trip, I found this monument that was erected in 1912 by the W. A. Slaughter Post of the W.B.C.

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  5. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    The Four Seasons Diner in Bryan, Ohio was opened in 1965. Roadtrip-'62 passed this diner previously known as Lester's Diner and rumored to be the inspiration for the TV show "Mel's Diner".

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  6. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    Neon sign at the Corner Grill, with a bonus 7up sign. The top line "Maxwell House Coffee" is lit during the day but the others are not, leaving me to wonder if they still work. Right on old US-25 and only a block off old US-6 on the 16th day of my virtual roadtrip.

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  7. I recently had an opportunity to drive US 40 across the state of Ohio. It was a fun and interesting drive. I wrote a little bit about my experience and posted some pictures in my "For Namesake" Blog here on American Road. Look for the entry titled "Dublin Ohio plus US 40 "Our National Road Across Ohio. Safe travels, etchr66
  8. Recently I had an opportunity to spend two days driving across the Buckeye State of Ohio on US 40, "Our National Road". So in this entry I am going to blog about Dublin, Ohio as our "Namesake" city and share some highlights and photos of some of the things to see along Our National Road. Dublin, Ohio from the book "For Namesake, A Travel Book - Places in America Inspired by Famous World Cities [1] Dublin, Ohio (40.099229, -83.114077) http://aMAP.to/dublin-ohio Dublin, Ohio is a city of 41,751 located in Franklin County along Ohio Route 745. The city is a suburb of and lies 15 miles northwest of the Capital city of Columbus. Parts of Dublin lie in Delaware and Union counties. Interstate 270, “The Jack Nicklaus Freeway”, and US Highway 33 pass through Dublin, as does the Scioto River. The first settlers arrived in the Dublin area as early as 1802 and it was plated as a village in 1810. It was named after Dublin, Ireland, the birthplace of one of its developers. Dublin remained small until recent times and had a population of only 681 in 1970. Since then it has blossomed due to the construction of I 270, corporations who moved there headquarters there such as Wendy’s International and the growth of Muirfield Village golf club. [2] Muirfield Village was founded by Jack Nicklaus and has hosted the annual Memorial Golf Tournament since 1976. It was named after the famous Muirfield golf course located in Gullane, Scotland on the Firth of Forth. Dublin officially became a city in Ohio in 1987 when it reached a population of 5,000. There are no less than six four-year colleges and universities in the Columbus area. These include Ohio State University, Franklin University, Ohio Dominican University, Pontifico College Josephinum, and Capitol University in Columbus; and Otterbein College in Westerville. Ohio State University with 59,000 students is the largest University in Ohio. Founded in 1870, it has a large campus (1755 Acres) four miles north of downtown Columbus and 6 satellite campus located throughout out the state. Ohio Wesleyan University lies north of Dublin in the city of Delaware, Ohio. There are lots of attractions to see in the Dublin and Columbus area. In Dublin itself you can tour the Fletcher Coffman Homestead, an 1860’s era home and see the rather quirky Chief Leather Lips Monument, a smaller sculpture similar to South Dakota’s Crazy Horse (see pictures below). Every August, Dublin holds an annual Irish Festival. Theatrical productions are offered at Abbey Theater, a part of the full service Dublin Community Recreation Center. In Powell, just north of Dublin, you may visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium or cool off at the Zoombezi water park. Delaware, 15 miles north, has Perkins Observatory, the Nash House Museum, Olentangy Indian Caverns and the birthplace of President Rutherford B. Hayes. Columbus offers the Columbus Museum of Art, Jack Nicklaus Museum, Ohio Historical Museum, Columbus Topiary Garden, Columbus Center of Science and Industry, James Thurber House, the Statehouse, the Ohio Capitol Building and the Santa Maria. The later is a full size replica of one of the ships that Columbus sailed to America in 1492. Theatrical productions are available at Wexner Center for the Arts on the campus of Ohio State University. For information on these and other attractions in the area see the Discover Ohio web site [3] For outdoor recreation Dublin has 46 developed parks and some 72 miles of bicycle trails. There are also numerous parks in Columbus. Boating is available at Alum Creek Lake, O’Shaughnessy Reservoir and Hoover Reservoir. There are two nearby Ohio State Parks; Alum Creek on Alum Creek Lake and Delaware, near the city of Delaware. Notable residents from Dublin include Nick Goings, NFL football running back; Brady Quinn, NFL football quarterback; Chris Quinn, NBA basketball player; and Jay Richardson, NFL football defensive end. Jack Nicklaus and James Thurber were born in Columbus, grew up there and attended Ohio State University. Another famous person from Columbus was world war one flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker. Images of the Chief Leather Lips Monument in Scioto Park in Dublin (yours truly at the top) US 40, "Our National Road" Across Ohio In driving US 40 we utilized the great Travel Guide "The Historic National Road in Ohio" available at the Ohio National Road Association http://www.ohionationalroad.org There is much to see along Our National Road in Ohio and two days is not enough time to see it all. The following are photos that I took of just a few of the many things to see. My reason for posting these is to encourage you to travel and enjoy Our National Road. It truly is a fun and interesting drive. Spanish Revival Service Station in Bridgeport Restord Mile Marker and Brick Section at St. Clairsville Old Road Section near Hendrysburg Peters Creek 1828 S-Bridge Fox Run S-Bridge Park Eagles Nest Monument near Brownsville Springfield, Ohio has one of the 12 Madonna of the Trail Monuments. It is in downtown Springfield right alongside US 40. For a list of all 12 locations you may go to the following web site: http://www.dar.org/natsociety/content.cfm?ID=324&FO=Y&hd=n If you like airplanes you can see literally hundreds of them preserved at the United States Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. They range all the way back to World War One up to the present. This is a must see museum. Here are just a few images. The last one is me crashing the Space Shuttle in the simulator they have there. That's all for this entry. If you enjoy these posts or even if you don't please comment. The starting picture is at the City Hall in Dublin. Notes: 1. http://www.amzn.com/B00CBM6JFK or http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940016722009 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin,_Ohio 3. http://consumer.discoverohio.com
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    USAF WW1

    From the album: For Namesake

    © R. Etchells

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    USAF Shuttle SIm

    From the album: For Namesake

    © R. Etchells

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    USAF Large Bomber

    From the album: For Namesake

    © R. Etchells

  12. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    These terra cotta decorative pieces come from the former Pennsylvania Railroad Euclid Avenue Station. They were moved to the Rockefeller Greenhouse for display when the station was demolished in the mid-1970s. The greenhouse was just one of the stops on Roadtrip-'62's 12th day of a virtual roadtrip down US-6.

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  13. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    The downtown canyon on Vincent St. Roadtrip-'62 spent the 13th day of our US-6 trip here today, seeing such sites as the Federal Reserve Building and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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  14. Please see the latest entry in the "For Namesake" Blog. This is about Geneva and Geneva on the Lake, Ohio. Both are located in Ashtabula County which has some eighteen covered bridges including both the shortest and the longest covered bridges in the United States. The web site for the bridges is: http://www.experience-ohio-amish-country.com/covered-bridges.html
  15. It's summer time and its hot. What better way to cool down then to spend some time at the lake. With that in mind, our Namesake town for this entry is Geneva, Ohio and the nearby summer resort town of Geneva on the Lake. Both are located in Ashtabula County, which has a wealth of museums and sites of historic interest. In addition there are some eighteen covered bridges in the county, including both the longest and shortest covered bridges in the United States. Add the ten or so wineries in the county and what's not to like? At 613 feet the Smolen-Gulf Bridge, loacted on Ashtabula County Road 25 just south of the city of Ashtabula, is the longest covered bridge in the country and the fourth longest in the world. The map coordinates are (41.855458,-80.762204). At just 18 feet the shortest covered bridge is the West Liberty Street Bridge in the town of Geneva. The map coordinates for it are (41.799183,-80.948532). [1] Please comment if you like these entries or have any feedback to offer. From the book "For Namesake, a Travel Book" [2]: Geneva, Ohio is a town of 6,215 located in Ashtabula County along US Route 20. It lies 25 miles from the Pennsylvania border and 45 miles northeast of Cleveland. Geneva on the Lake is a town of 1,288, which lies 5 miles north of Geneva on Ohio Route 534. The county seat of Ashtabula County is Jefferson, located 10 miles southeast of Geneva. The closet college is Lake Erie College in the city of Painesville. Ashtabula County was established in 1807 and was the first county created in the Connecticut Western Reserve. The area around Geneva was originally part of Harpersfield Township. In 1816 a small group of settlers decided to withdraw from Harpersfield and create their own community. They named it Geneva for the scenic town of Geneva, New York. With the completion of the Eric Canal in 1825, its location close to the lakefront added to its attraction. In 1829 the first post office was established. By 1840 the population was over 1,200. The Lake Shore railway came from Cleveland through Geneva to Ashtabula in 1852. The community of Geneva was incorporated as an official Ohio Village in 1866. By 1896 the village had a population of three thousand persons. In the early 1900’s Geneva gained its first automobile industry company with the manufacture of the Geneva Steamer in 1901. The company that manufactured this car closed just 3 years later. A few other attempts were made to manufacture automobiles in Geneva; however they too only lasted a few years. The grape industry has played an important part in the economy of Geneva and still does so today. In 1958 having obtained a population over 5000, Geneva was incorporated as an official Ohio “City”. [3] Geneva on the Lake was Ohio’s first summer resort. It began in 1869 with the opening of the first public picnic ground on a bluff above Lake Erie known as Sturgeon Point. By the early 1900’s it had evolved into a camping and fishing playground for America’s elite. Incorporated as an Ohio Village in 1927; today it is a premier lakeshore vacationland. [4] Ashtabula County has sixteen museums and sites of historic interest; the following is a sampling of those you may want to visit. The city of Ashtabula has Great Lakes Marine & Coast Guard Memorial Museum, Hubbard House (a northern terminus of the Underground Railroad) and Olin’s Museum of Covered Bridges. Conneaut has the Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum. Shandy Hall, 2 miles south of Geneva, is the 1815 home of Robert Harper and said to be the oldest frame house in the Western Reserve to be preserved in its original form. Hartsgrove has the Presidential Museum. In Jefferson you will find a nice railroad depot and the Victorian Perambulation Museum. In Windsor there is the Servants of Mary Center for Peace featuring a fifty-foot statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. There are eighteen covered bridges in Ashtabula County including the longest one in the United States, spanning a distance of 613 feet. [1] The warm breezes off of Lake Erie make this region a prime location for growing grapes and there are some ten wineries in the county. [5] Geneva hosts an annual Grape festival in September. Geneva on the Lake is a very popular summer resort with a strip of tourist oriented businesses and parks. To learn about all of the attractions in the area stop by the Geneva on the Lake Visitor Information center at 5536 Lake Road. Enjoy the Lake Erie shoreline with boating, camping, hiking, fishing or just relaxing at Geneva State Park, just one mile from Geneva on the Lake. Additional recreation areas include Pymatuning State Park and Reservoir, Mosquito Lake State Park and Reservoir, Headlands Beach State Park, and Punderson State Park. Notable residents of Geneva include Brian Anderson, major league baseball pitcher; Edward S. Ellis, dime novel author; and Ransom E. Olds, automobile industry pioneer. Notes: 1. http://www.experience-ohio-amish-country.com/covered-bridges.html 2. http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B00CBM6JFK/ http://www.barnesand...n=2940016722009 3. http://www.genevaohio.com/history.html 4. http://www.visitgenevaonthelake.com/history.htm 5. http://www.accvb.org/wineries.html Picture is Harpersfield Covered Bridge, at 228 feet in length this was the longest covered bridge in Ohio until the construction of the Smolen-Gulf Bridge in 2008. Picture Credit: (Wikimedia Commons – User: Homefryes CC-BY-SA)
  16. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    My roadtrip passed this old motel in 2011 and it looked vacant then, with holes bashed in side of the building. It’s in an area of new commercial development, so the land is undoubtedly worth more than the building. It will probably be gone when you get here.

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  17. From the album: US-6 - The Longest Highway

    It's US-6 at both ends, but for some strange reason, it takes the long way around Pymatuning Lake. The causeway is instead occupied by OH-85 and PA-285! They cross the state line just about at the center of the lake.

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