Friday, April 15, 2011

G12P's April 9 Hill View Manor Trip! An Awesome Adventure!

This is the break room where we stored all our geer and where
some people would rest for the evening. 

My Tech crew for the evening was Will, Jon, and Amber.  They did
an awesome job!

Amber is sitting on the same stool that Zack sat on from Ghost Adventures!

Here we are standing in the embalming room.  Mary, our new sensative,
 was sometimes overwhelmed by all the
activiity inside Hill View!

Alex and Karena stand in little Jeffrey's room
looking at the toys that have been'
left by other visitors to Hill View.

Penny uses a livewire, one of our favorite
ghost hunting tools to look for

This room just gave me the creeps.  The paint was peeling EVERYWHERE!

Mary Virginia's room is a favorite for visitors.  They leave here sparkly jewelry!

This X was left by the Ghost Adventures gang!

Hill View Manor as we were first entering the building!

ON of the many long hallways to be explored
at Hill View Manor.  10 hours just wasn't enough
time in this awesome place!

Remains of a Time Long Gone

 Across from the Lock 57 park is an old Coal Tipple.  It has been there for years.  I hear  a couple people drowned trying to dive from it.  Walking out on it was a little unnerving.  I was pleasantly surprised to find the remnants of this message on the side.  It says:
No Trespassing
Private Property of
The P,L, & W Railroad Line

Pittsburgh, Lisbon, and Western Railroad actually. 

Looking around we found the remains of the rails from the tracks.  The train could just stop right there at the tipple and unload. The coal would be put down this chute.....
 Something I would not want to slide down myself, ever.  The coal would be loaded onto barges or maybe even canal boats. 
There is a really nice trail to walk back , which I believe used to be where the train tracks ran, at least one set of them.  We walked over a mile when we came across this awesome site!  It isn't a canal.  I realized I was staring at the remnants of the first bridge ever built in Columbiana County.  You can find pics of it on the Sandy and Beaver canal picture site by Jerry King.  I felt like a kid at Christmas!  It is one of those things I expected to have to take a canoe down the creek  to see.  This just totally made my day perfect!

The scenery in this area was just beautiful.  I am greatly looking forward to exploring the other side of the creek very soon.  The rock out-croppings are amazing and I can't wait to crawl all over them.

Very close to the old bridge abutment is another canal.  I am not sure yet which one, but I can't wait to get a closer look at this one either.  Perhaps it is number 56 or 55.  Not sure.  But excited to find it down there!

We also ran across this old cut stone wall along the Railroad tracks.  I am not sure what it was used for however.....
Lock 57 is a great park to visit.  It has swings, a boat dock(not in the water yet, but great to hunt ghosts on!) and a nice picnic area!  The remains of Lock 57 are actually still there, but when the dams
were built, the water levels rose in the river and the creeks.  The lock is simply submerged in the water at the mouth of the creek.  G12P will be doing several other investigations in this area along with looking for the remains of Mile Run, a small oiling town a view miles up the creek.  It was in walking distance from Hells Half Acre and there used to be a well traveled path between the two.  It was a path that was even the site of a murder in the 1920's.  Brother against brother, over a woman.  But that is also another story.