Friday, April 9, 2010

Sunday April 11 Frankfort Springs Adventure

We are headed back to Frankfort Springs on Sunday, weather permitting.  You are welcome to come along.  We are meeting at Dollar General at around 12:30pm in Calcutta.  Bring a camera and wear some good shoes!  Any one that is interested, we will be doing some Ghost Box Sessions and EVP sessions, too.
As usual, it is free! 
Next weekend is packed for us.  April 17 is the Jakes Lock tour, which is at Beaver Creek State Park at about 4 pm.   We are walking back to Grey's, Vondergreens, Lock #39(Jake's Lock) and Lock #40, as well at taking a look at 5 foundations of homes or businesses that existed back in the 1800's.  You will need a camera for this one, too.   April 18 is the Grimms Bridge tour.  Bring a camera, sturdy shoes, etc.  Again, 4pm.
My crew and I are, as always, looking for ghosts, but we throw in as much history as we can dig up.  Unless specified, all of our events are free.  When we charge, it is ALWAYS for a charity of some kind.  (We have only done that once so far, but we are very interested in finding other charities out there that would like to try it for a fund raiser!  We don't charge anyone for that either.)  Any questions or want to let me know you are coming?  Email me!

Mysteries of Carmel Achor Road Part 2

Another surprise on  Carmel Achor Road was this one lane bridge, built in 1882 by the Columbia Bridge Works out of Dayton, Ohio.  The design is very attractive and reminds me of bubbles.  I do not know if it has a name.  For now, I will refer to it as Carmel Achor Road Bridge.  Haunted? Don't know.  Ghost stories?  Still don't know.  A lasting part of Columbiana County history?  You bet!  If you like bridges, this one is worth your time to visit.
Also, Carmel Achor Road is named from a town that, like Sprucevale and Cannons Mills, died many years ago.  It is on a map my crew member, Dave, found.  There is Rogersville(which is now Rogers), Millrock, Hartville(which is now Negley) and Achor.  The map is dated 1854.  I guess that also explains Achor Cemetery, which is also on Carmel Achor Road, and is tomorrows story.