Living railways

Faith, hard work, sweat and blood built the railways; the railways connected the length and breadth of the country – east to west, north to south.  Generations of young Americans have been inspired by the railways, inspired to travel, to dream, to put talents and time to good use.  But …

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Well!

Picture it – it’s the early 1800s.  The United States is less than fifty years old, her population about five million; there are 16 states (17 after 1803, when Ohio achieves statehood), and most people live within fifty miles of the Atlantic Ocean. The south is developing agriculture, the north …

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Giant Geode

Hold it in your hand – it doesn’t look like much.  A rough-edged, roundish rock that isn’t very pretty to look at.  But inside – oh, inside – all the world sparkles in the colored facets – blue, pink, purple, white, gray. Crystal Cave near Put-in-Bay, Ohio, is a life-size …

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…And more speed

The cars in the parking lot are scarce when we pull into a space. A strong, chill breeze blows from changeable directions, making me wonder if we have enough cold-weather gear. I fuss with the backpacks as Ted and Jerry retrieve the chairs from the trunk. The wind direction changes …

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