Monday, December 4, 2017

Located a tombstone in the Stream after all

To my delight I finally located a tombstone in the stream along Dresden Avenue.  I only found one so far, but there is a bit more to explore down there.
It belongs to a woman named Elizabeth Bernhart.  Born November 25, 188? And she died November 21, 1924.
Who was she?

There are a lot of Elizabeth Bernharts.  While I have a lead, it might take some time. For now it is a mystery I am happy to work on.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Continued Exploration of the Stream Along Dresden

As of December 1, 2017 I still have not found any dumped tombstones, but I have had a lot of fun looking.  This next section was below the Fawcette Apartments.  Here are some pics of what I found down there:


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Old Dumped Tombstones?

Following a lead on a story can be a lot of fun.  I saw on Facebook that someone saw a pile of tombstones laying in stream that flows along Dresden Avenue.  I am so excited to look for them.  I started today.  While I didn't find them I had a great time exploring a large chunk of the stream.  Here are some pics of my adventure:

Traveling along the stream I wondered if some of the debris was from what was once referred to as California Hollow.  Where ever it was from, I enjoyed my adventure down the stream and look forward to continuing it very soon.


it has been very busy for me this year and I have not had time to post here.  I miss it and I have a lot to put on here if I can slow down a bit!
Here is some of what I have been working on.

Also here are some pics from the Salem Ohio Historical Society Ghost Walks and Trolley tours :

 Steve Vesey interviewing me!  That was awesome!

Cry Baby Bridge at night.

It was a wonderful tour season and I can't wait until next year!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

New stories on their way

I have been so busy this year.  A full time j

ob, rebooting some tours, and writing a book about Youngstown has kept me very busy.  But I found several new tales to tell and hope for more soon.  Keeping it local for a while.  Here is some of what I have been working on.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Rogers Fall Festival 2016

 The Rogers Fall Festival was held on October 1, 2016.  The goal for this festival is to help restore the old church that is now the Rogers City Council Building.  It is also an effort to save the history of the town.
To that end, the festival has vendors, local authors you can meet and greet, plenty of food, and a hayride through town that slowly tells the tale of the curse placed on the town over 100 years ago.

The real history of the town unfolds as well on the tour.  One of our stops is the original homestead of Theophilus Gates Rogers, the founder of the town.
 The wagon this year was outfitted with old church pews, making the adventure much more comfortable.
A maximum of about 18 people can fit on the wagon and we were full for nearly every tour.

 The final stop on the tour is the house of one of the Galbreath brothers, who, according to legend, is the one who cursed the town.  Still trying to piece the story together, and hope to have more information on the next tour in 2017.  The tours run into the night.

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We greatly look forward to the tours in 2017.  If you haven't done it yet, this would be a great year to join us on this charming, spooky adventure!