Vermilion Ohio, A Good Place to Live

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. - Tobias George Smolett.....There comes a time in every mans life and I've had many of them. - Casey Stengel.....Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose. - Garrison Keillor.....Saturdays seem to come quicker since I've retired to work harder than I did when I was working.........rnt...............

November 26,  2016 - By & On the river=

NEAR & ON THE VERMILION RIVER

SHOPTALK: On the home desktop this week is an old pic of summer life on the Vermilion river back in the 20s. The large vessel is a dandy. I can’t read its name, but it’s really quite big (but narrow).

The smaller boat is most likely the Edna D. excursion boat that folks visiting Crystal Beach Amusement Park paid admission to tour the lakefront and river. It was owned by the Dall brothers.

In the background is Cloudy’ s ferryboat and boat livery headquarters. The Vermilion Lagoons subdivision was not yet even a dream. It was yet an untamed swamp.

An incredible pic when you think on it.

On the shoptop this week is (ironically) a pic taken of what one might call the front yard of our home at the Olympic Outing Club. With all the summer people gone – along with their dogs – the geese take over the property some days. Sometimes there are more than a hundred walking across the field.

Anyway, the reason I took this pic should be obvious. The goose in the circle is certainly an odd duck. I don’t know how Mother Nature managed to jumble the genes in this flock. It appears that a Canadian goose mated with a domestic or, perhaps, a snow goose. There are no others like it in the flock. When I was the club caretaker back in the early 1970s I seldom saw any geese on the grounds. Now they’re all over the place.

Several weeks ago I also saw a 10-point buck at the top of the hill above the club / river valley. Like the geese, I never saw any deer at the club or in town until just the last few years.

My guess is that with all the new construction to the south of Vermilion (i.e. people moving out of the city to be in the country) the habitat for wildlife is shrinking fast.

While I don’t mind seeing these animals my conclusion as to the reason they’re becoming more visible is a very gloomy one. Maybe I’m wrong.

HOLIDAY TIME: The shop is all dressed up for the holidays now. Georgi did it during the week, and it looks nice.

I’m not going to make any cards this year to sell to the public. The profit just didn’t justify the trouble. Moreover, many folks are using the net to send their greetings now.

Although some folks do some holiday shopping in the old part of downtown Vermilion few wander up the street to the museum. Most visitors to the museum are from out-of-town, and they aren’t looking for presents for their families.

But no matter. The shop looks very nice outside and inside.

We hope everyone had a very nice Thanksgiving.

FIVE-OH-ONE-CEE-THREE: The museum is a 501(c)(3) organization. Consequently, all donations and memberships for the museum are tax deductible. This is retroactive to November of 2011.

Memberships for the VERMILION NEWS PRINT SHOP MUSEUM are always available. Funds generated will go toward the aforementioned renovations and maintenance of the shop.

A single membership for an adult is $15 a year.
A couple membership is $25 a year.
A student membership is $5.
And a lifetime membership is $100.

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F.C. MORGAN: Frederick W. Morgan, his wife, Emma, and son, Frederick Chapman, came to Vermilion when F.C. was seven years old (1853). A daughter the couple named Lucy was born in Vermilion around 1856.

Morgan’s pioneer parents were very early members of Vermilion’s Congregational church. When F.C. was a babe his mother held him on her lap and a hymnal as she played the soprano part of each hymn on a melodeon while her husband pumped the organ bellows and played the bass parts.

When he was but 12 years old he began playing organ for church services, and he continued playing for nearly 60 years. When he died in July of 1929 he had the distinction of having played organ in one church longer than any other person in the world.

Morgan also played the tuba in Vermilion’s Grand Army of the Republic band. I believe the cap he’s wearing the accompanying photo is that worn by band members.

Mr. Morgan’s sister, Lucy, was a school teacher and wrote a comprehensive history of the First One Hundred Years of Vermilion’s Congregational Church that is linked to this website. His English born wife, Mary, passed some years before him. His son, Presdee, was an extremely well known Vermilionite and Mason. A chapter of the local order of the local R.A.M is named for him. Presdee’s adoptive daughters were Mary Bogart and Dorothy Hart. The entire family was, and remains, as an intrinsic part of Vermilion’s Congregational church (now the United Church of Christ Congregational) family.

EIGHT PURSUITS OF A TRIVIAL NATURE: The following information (no matter how you cut it) is trivial. Knowing these things will not get you a free coke or cup of coffee at Susie’s, Burger King or Mickey D’s. Nor is it likely that this info will amaze your friends, relatives or any of your neighbors. What it will do is clog your mind with the petty minutiae of the yesteryear – things you don’t really need to know. And while it may be akin to watching paint dry it most definitely beats the doggone daylights out of watching or listening to advertisements that begin or end with the phrase, “I approve this message.”

1. FIRE ESCAPES: From The Vermilion News Thursday, July 23, 1908: “The Town Hall now conforms to the orders of the fire marshal. The fire escapes have been placed and doors opening to them have been put in so there are now three safe exits from the auditorium.”

Although the addition of fire escapes to this building would certainly seem to be a “no-brainer” to all of us today, it did not seem to be of much import when the structure was built a quarter of a century earlier. What happened to change that was, as The News put it in a March 5, 1908 headline: “The Worst Calamity Ever Known In This Section”, aka the ultra-tragic fire at Lake School in Collinwood, Ohio. 172 children and two teachers were trapped inside the school and died in the fire. No fire escapes and outside doors that only opened inward were both the price and the impetus for the very expedient installation of fire escapes, as well as the addition of other safety measures, on both the Vermilion Township Hall / Opera House and State Street School.

2. HEAVY CARGO: During the summer of 1914 a young flier named Tony Jannus, landed his Benoist Airboat No. 43 on the beach at Linwood Park. A large crowd gathered to see the “Flying Machine”. And history was made when Jannus took off with Vermilionite Lewis Englebry on board for a 23-minute flight to Cedar Point. It was history because Mr. Englebry, who weighed in at 340 pounds, was thought at the time to be the heaviest passenger to ever be carried by a flying machine.

3. THE DALL BROTHERS: In March of 1912 brothers L.A. and J.R. Dall, who had located their businesses in Vermilion with the help of President of the Chamber of Commerce, F.W. Wakefield, built a new 40 x 60 foot garage on Liberty Avenue to showcase, sell and repair the beautiful Model 59T Overland automobile. That building, they called the Vermilion Garage is the blue building along the Liberty just east of the Vermilion Boat Club and is currently owned by the historic Moes Marine Service. The Dall brothers also owned and operated a well-known tour boat they called the Edna D.

4. FIRST WOMAN ON BOARD: In February of 1912 Mrs. F.V. Pelton was sworn in as a member of the Vermilion School Board taking the spot vacated by the resignation of F.W. Wakefield who had been elected to the Mayor’s office earlier that year. Although this doesn’t really seem to be a “big deal” to many of us today it should be noted that women didn’t receive the Right To Vote until August 18, 1920. While it wasn’t publically stated I am absolutely sure that this raised a few eyebrows about town in that yesteryear.

5. LAW ENFORCEMENT: In May 1911 Vermilion Village council passed an ordinance changing the speed limit on village streets from 8 to 21 mph. A letter from citizens on the same subject asked that the “speed law be enforced for both autos and street cars.” It was a letter that didn’t sit well with Mayor Williams because it implied that no one was enforcing the law. He responded by saying that he “couldn’t be watchdog, judge and jury 24 hours a day and neither could one marshal.” He went on to ask (I assume facetiously) for a day man and stop watches to catch the violators. And then he got to the crux of the matter: “Critics should share their part of the burden and not stand at one side and tell what should be done!” Some things never change.

6. NEW CROSSING: In December of 1911 an agreement between the village and the Lake Shore Railway was reached that would provide a crossing from the Stove Plant allotment before Jan 1, 1912. The crossing was built and would later be commonly known as the Adams Street crossing.

7. A NEW BLOCK: In September there was a rumor about town that Vermilion was to have a new, up-to-date brick block with four storerooms on the corner of Division and Liberty streets. Vermilion lumberman George Fischer owned the property. Mr. Fischer had been contemplating the erection of a block on this property since moving the old Lake House hotel down the hill in 1904. The building was not, however, completed until 1915.

8. STEPPING UP: In July 1911 W.A. Tischer was awarded the contract to build the comfort station in Exchange Park at a cost of $1837.00. The Gate Shanties and line equipment for the railroad were being moved to allow a third set of tracks to be laid. And the depot between Grand and Division / Main streets was going to be moved (to its current location). At about the same time new walks were being added on the north side of Liberty from Buster’s News Depot (currently Big Ed’s Main Street Soda Grill) to Exchange Street. The village was moving into the 20th century. Although no speed records were being broken we were getting there.

And that is trivia enough for this week (and perhaps the whole darn year). But still, you must admit that it beats the doggone daylights out of having to endure those torturous political commercials.

Ref: Special Thanks To: Bud Ennis and other Vermilionites who ask interesting questions; Published in the Vermilion Photojournal 10/20/16.

YESTERYEAR'S NEWS: The following clips were vocally transcribed from past issues of The Vermilion News. I think you will find them both interesting and fun...

Vol. XII, No.25. - VERMILION, OHIO, THURSDAY, November 26, 1908

COURT NOTES

Four true bills were returned by the grand jury which reported Tuesday. The report showed that the jury had been session 2 days, and had examined fifteen witnesses in cases, bills being returned in every case.

Lester Drohn was indicted for driving and torturing two horses.

Ora Warner was charged in an indictment with having assaulted S.H. Rogers.

Carl Smith, a colored man, is charged with stealing property belonging to an employee of the lauch Thelma.

[NOTE: A sign of those times appears to have been one of making a point of the fact that the indicted man was, “a colored man” when it had nothing to do with the reported crime.]

Ernest Mintoc and Robert Norton were indicted for larceny, with account for receiving stolen property. These are the young men who are alleged to have stolen an engine from a launch belonging to Rev. Emmanuel Wilson.

This was the final vote in the jury was dismissed.

Judge Taylor on Monday entered two decrees of foreclosure in United States Circuit Court against the Norwalk Steel and Iron company in the case of Arthur Clark versus the Norwalk Steel and Iron company, et al., one upon the intervening petition of the Citizens Banking company with $20,000.27, and one upon the intervening petition of Truman R. Taylor for $2948.09. The mortgage premises service are located in Norwalk. Dan J. Young of Norwalk was appointed special master to make the sale. Judge Kelly represented the petitions.

In the comment" Saturday the injunction against L. S. & M.S. railroad, restraining it from raising its tracks through the village of Vermilion was modified to allow the outside or north rail on a curve in the village to be raised half an inch.

Stella Greenoe seeks divorce in the Lorain County courts from John Greenoe on the charge of habitual drunkenness for three years. He is also accused of beating his wife and driving her from home on different occasions.

BREWER – STEER

Miss Maude Steer, 16, became the bride of Leroy A. Brewer Thursday afternoon at the Trinity M.E. church, the Rev. Givler officiating.

Owing to the age of the bride-to-be it was necessary to obtain the written permission of her father, Henry W Steer of Birmingham, which was filed in the court. Mr. Brewer is a miller and the young couple will make their home in this city – Sandusky Reg.

Sent To Jail

George Capin, Berlin Heights was taken to Sandusky Friday morning to serve a term of 30 days in the county jail, having been convicted of keeping his 15-year-old daughter, Rennita Capin, out of school.

He was notified by Roy Champeon, the Berlin Township truant officer and was given two days to see that she attended, but he paid no attention to the notice.

When arrested on the warrant issued from the court of Squire E.G. Rhoades, he never paid the fine of $5, which was imposed nor furnished bail, so he was committed to the county jail.

UNION THANKSGIVING SERVICE

Thursday evening this week at seven o'clock the union service at the Congregational church, Rev. Bockstahler will preach the sermon. The choir of the church will have special music, including orchestral rendering of the Holy City and a vocal solo. The offering is to go to the Schauffler Training School, Cleveland. A cordial invitation to is extended to everybody. The service is sure to be an interesting and helpful one.

A CEYLON MOTOR MAN KILLED

Frank Steinmentz went from Ceylon sometime last May to enter employee of a Cleveland street railway company was killed at an early hour Monday morning in a collision with an interurban car. He was formerly a brakeman on the Lake Short Ry., lived at Collinwood. His mother and a brother live at Ceylon and his wife was at the home of Henry Hoffman at the time of the accident. Besides these he leaves three children ranging in age from 12 to 19 years. His body will be taken to Ceylon for burial. He was about 45 years of age.

MRS. SIMPSON DIED SUNDAY

Mrs. Sarah Simpson died Sunday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Hart at Mentor, Ohio. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon and the remains brought here Wednesday for burial. Mrs. Simpson was a resident of Vermilion until about two years ago since which time she has made her home with her daughter.

PUBLIC REVIEW

On Friday afternoon and evening of this week the Wickens Co. of Lorain will hold a public review of Parkside Chapel, their beautiful Funeral parlors, at No. 140 West Erie Ave.

This is the fifth anniversary of this "Chapel" andthe public is invited to visit and inspect these parlors.

Correspondence

AMHERST

BORN – to Mr. Mrs. Joe Baker November 19th, a daughter.

B.D. Bemis is on the road to recovery but is still confined to his home.

While skidding logs near the Fiebach farm in Henrietta, Edward Brucker had his leg broken.

Twin daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hint Wednesday, November 18.

Carl Miller was brought home Thursday from the Lorain hospital where he was operated upon for appendicitis.

Strong's Corners

Mr. Charley Jurcher is assisting Mr. F. Jurcher and butchering his this week.

A number of garbage fed dogs around Elyria and Lorain are dying from a disease similar to diphtheria.

OBITUARY

Mr. Sherwood C. Myers was born at Massillon, Ohio April 21st 1850, and died at Vermilion, Ohio, November 18, 1908, age 58 years, 6 months and 28 days.

He leaves a widower and one sister of his immediate relatives. The sister, Mrs. Henderson, resides at Colton, California. Only a few months ago the sister visited here, not having seen the brother from many years. Mr. Myers was united in marriage to Mrs. Julie Andrews February 2, 1890. He passed his life at Massillon, Ashland and Mount Vernon till coming to Vermilion in 1888. His work here at the first was in real estate. For years he has dealt in nursery stock.

He was fond of horses and was called upon quite a little in the case of sickness to these animals. Mr. Myers had the reputation of being a man of integrity and attending to his own business. When a young man he joined a Dunkard church and was as zealous member of that religious body for years. As is known great stress is laid upon certain external forms and rites by this body of Christians.

Baptism must be by him version with a candidate kneeling and being tipped face forward three times. Feet washing is another practice. The beard must be worn in a specified way. Mr. Myers outgrew the lessons taught him of externalities in religious matters as being practically of the essence of Christianity and came to regard with somewhat of indifference all outward expressions of religion and to lose largely the positive assurances of the immortal life. Bigotry does more harm to the cause of Christ than open opposition. Mr. Myers became interested in mental healing. The modern word is psychotherapy. Intelligent medical man and ministers studies have long believed in it. He released that mistakes would be made and sickness and death come.

His thought was not that mind help meant the rejection of the physician with his physical remedies

There could be cooperation. The funeral services were conducted Saturday at one o'clock by Rev. Geo. E. Merrill.

[NOTE: I’ve read this several times and I’m not real sure I understand what it means – or was intended to mean. It’s very odd. Did he give up on religion? I’m not understanding how his belief in one interfered with his believing in the other.]

Locals.

BORN – to Mr. Mrs. George Howell a daughter, Monday, November 23 ‘08.

Mrs. E.A. Hill and Master Alva were entertained at dinner in Norwalk, Saturday in honor of her stepbrother and family who leave for their home in the West, November 23.

Mrs. N.A. Foster started Tuesday morning for Velva, North Dakota where her sister, Mrs. Brockell is very ill with typhoid fever. Mrs. Brockell will be best remembered here as Ina Markell. She made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Foster for several months a few years ago.

After Thanksgiving supper there is still another treat awaiting you at the Firemen's Hall 8:00 P.M. sharp. Conrady's Union Orchestra will be there and serve incourses [sic]. Dancing begins at 8:00 P.M. sharp. Come early and stay late. Tickets $.50 per couple. Extra ladies free. Call.

If you want to see something that will make you hungry go to Geo B. Krapp’s market. There you will find everything in the meat line. Beef, Pork, Duck, Turkey, Chicken, Oysters, etc. Just call in or call phone 10 if you want something for your Thanksgiving holiday dinners. He can furnish anything you may want and the prices are reasonable.

W.B. Houseman and family moved from Lorain to their new home on South Street this week.

Wm. Weatherlow Monday met with the misfortune of having a shoulder dislocated. Was put back in place by Dr. Pelton.

BIRMINGHAM

Mr. and Mrs. Thompson and her son Mark and family eat roast pig at the Thompson Thanksgiving.

Married at Sandusky the 19th Mr. Roy Brewer and Miss Maud Steer, congratulations and good wishes in order in order.

Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Henry went to Wakeman Monday to attend the burial of his cousin E.B. Croxford, who was found dead in his room in Cleveland Saturday.

The banging of guns tell the story of a good many hunters whether they get anything or not. We sincerely hope no fires will occur about here. We are not a stingy lot, but we are afraid of fire.

RUGBY

C.A. Bldiw [sic] is busy as usual making cider. Charlie is a hustler.

Mrs. Ed Miller is on the sick list and slowly improving.

The Rugby String Orchestra entertained Mr. and Mrs. Lou Woodruff last Wednesday evening.

Hmmmmmm....

BROWSING: These are just a few artifactuals about our town. Some now forgotten. Some never known...

THANKSGIVING – A NORMAL ROCKWELL MOMENT:: The first Thanksgiving in America took place on December fourth in 1619. Part of the original charter made by the thirty-eight English settlers who arrived at the Berkeley Plantation in Virginia that year stated that they would set aside that day every year and celebrate it as a day of Thanksgiving. Due to the hardships of those early times and various other factors, the celebration was a short-lived occurrence. Consequently, this particular piece of American history is been all but forgotten.

The Thanksgiving with which most of us now commonly identify is the one that took place at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621. The first winter for the Pilgrims who had come on the Mayflower to this brave ‘New World’ was particularly brutal. Nearly half of them died. Yet times did eventually become easier for them. The following harvest season was so bountiful they decided to hold a feast of celebration and thanksgiving. The festivities lasted three days, and included the participation of nearly a hundred American natives. Governor William Bradford invited them to thank them for helping the new colonists survive the harsh weather conditions.

Through the years folks argued the pros and cons of making it a national holiday. In 1789 President George Washington made the first Presidential proclamation declaring Thanksgiving a national event. The next President, John Adams, also declared a day of Thanksgiving, but mistakenly tried moving it from Thursday to Wednesday. The American people didn’t appreciate his meddling and he was quickly persuaded to amend his amendment. It returned to Thursday.

When President Thomas Jefferson’s turn came, he decided against the idea of Thanksgiving altogether. At the time, numerous folks scoffed at the idea of a setting aside a day to honor the hard times of what they perceived to be but a handful of English Puritans. And so it was (set aside) for the next half century or so. Then - along came Sarah.

Sarah was Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (b.1788-d.1879) an energetic 19th century magazine editor (e.g. Boston Ladies’ Magazine and Godey’s Lady’s Book). Best known for her poem “Mary Had A Little Lamb” her robust editorials and strong letters to politicians concerning policies of the times effectively raised more than a few eyebrows, and singed a few moustaches. Sarah believed that our nation sincerely needed to set aside a day to give thanks ‘unto him from who all blessings flow’. And that day was, of course, Thanksgiving.

And so she wrote. And cajoled. And persisted. And so, finally, someone heard her. In 1863 President Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November as a national day of Thanksgiving.

While it is certainly a time to remember the aforementioned Pilgrims; and to eat turkey and pumpkin pie; it is also a day to be with family. And - as Sarah put it - “to give thanks ‘unto him from who all blessings flow’.” It’s a Norman Rockwell moment wherein a picture of a yesteryear - be it your family or mine - says it all.

REF: Published in the Vermilion Photojournal 11/26/2009.

HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY

CHAPTER X.

…influence (a rare imported brand), brought to bear by Major Camp, soon settled the question in favor of Sandusky as the county seat of the county of Erie. tBut again, the land proprietors here, during the days in which the subject of erecting a new county was being discussed, were making provision for the same and the consequent county buildings, as will be shown by a promise in writing made by them in October, 1835, three years before the act creating the county was passed. It read as follows:

"The subscribers do hereby pledge themselves that in case a new county be organized with the seat of justice established at Sandusky, we will furnish all necessary public buildings for the use of said new county, free of all expense to the county, for five years next following its organization." Signed by John G. Camp, Thomas Neill, William I. Reece, Isaac Mills, Z. Wildman; all per J. G. Camp.

One of the first duties that devolved upon the board of commissioners was to make some provision for a building for the purpose of holding courts, and for quarters for county officers. The officers were chosen on the day fixed for the first election. May 7, 1838, and Samuel B. Carpenter, Nelson Taylor and William B. Craighill were elected commissioners; Hiram W. Conklin, auditor; William B. Smith, treasurer.

At one of the first meetings of the commissioners the following resolution was adopted:

"WHEREAS, The commissioners of Erie county have understood that the proprietors of the town of Sandusky have promised and agreed to furnish buildings for county purposes for the county of Erie for the term of five years.

"And, whereas, the situation of the affairs of said county in relation to county buildings requires that we should know, if any, what agreements and arrangements have been made by said proprietors, and what they are willing to do in relation thereto, therefore,

"Resolved, That the auditor of Erie county is hereby directed to correspond with said proprietors in relation to their furnishing buildings; what steps they have taken to furnish the same, and what the are willing to do; and that said auditor report the same to the commissioners on the first Monday in June next"

In compliance with this direction the auditor did correspond with the proprietors, which resulted in the renewed promise or pledge heretofore referred to, but not until some delay had been made.

The first Court of Common Pleas of the county was ordered by the Legislature to be held oh the second Monday in December next following the time of the passage of the act that created the county, and against this time the commissioners must provide a place for the holding thereof.

The First Court-House. —There was built just west of the present High School, some years earlier than the period the events of which we have been…

HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY OHIO With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich Syracuse, N.Y. - D. Mason & Co., Publishes 1889.

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1000 TREES:: This pic of Crystal Beach’s picnic grounds was well before my time. But it still brings back memories.

When I was in grade school the school had a picnic at the park at the end of the each school year. I don’t remember specifically, but I think they gave us some tickets to ride some of the rides. Back then we had to pay for each ride at the ride. Cedar Point had the same procedure.

The park was on a decline when I was old enough to frequent the place with my buds back in the middle 1950s. The automobile had really come to the forefront of all human activity during those years so folks of all ages were a good deal more mobile than they had been before and during WW2.

We used to “hang” at the casino at the back of the park during the summer. That’s where all the “action” (i.e. the girls) supposedly took place. But, in truth, there wasn’t much “action” for teenage boys.

The cool part took place on picnic days when out-of-towners visited and took over the place. It was fun to watch city kids dance, or to watch an occasional fistfight. They sold beer in the casino, so fights were not uncommon.

As my friends and I got older we spent more and more time at Crystal Gardens Dance Hall at the front of the park. We didn’t attend many dances, but it was also a roller-skating arena. I was never a good skater (or the one I’d like to have been) – but it was fun.

THE 400 CHECKOUTS & 1 CHECKER SYNDROME

A woman walked up to the manager of a Walmart store. "Are you hiring any help?" she asked.

"No," he said. "We already have all the staff we need."

"In that case, would you mind trying to find someone to help me in sporting goods?" she asked.

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LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: After giving it much thought this link has been "put-down". During the last year most of the folks who used to use this page as a bulletin board have acquired their own and, consequently, no longer need this forum from "Views". I have, however, kept links (in the links section) to Larry Hohler's "Hope Homes" in Kenya - and to Bette Lou Higgins' Eden Valley Enterprises sites. They are historically and socially relevant projects. I suggest that you visit these sites on a regular basis to see "what's shakin'".

Pay particular note to the "Hope Homes" page during the next few months / years. They are constantly improving the lives of their youngsters and those around them. This is an exciting project accomplished by exciting people.

Although this Vermilion High School Class of 1959 reunion is over classmates may want to stay connected with each other through organizerROGER BOUGHTON. Ye can connect by mailing him @ 2205 SW 10th Ave. Austin, MN. 55912 or you can just emailRoger.

Persons interested in the history of the Lake Shore Electric Railway (which was the subject of a recent past podcast series) - "the greatest electaric railway system on the planet" may want to go to Amazon.com and purchase a book called "Images of Rail - Lake Shore Electric Railway". It was put together by Thomas J. Patton with the help of my friends DENNIS LAMONT and ALBERT DOANE. It'd make a nice gift.

Another great book with Vermilion Roots is, "Grandma's Favorites: A Compilation of Recipes from MARGARET SANDERS BUELL by Amy O'Neal, ELIZABETH THOMPSON and MEG WALTER (May 2, 2012). This book very literally will provide one with the flavor of old Vermilion. And ye can also find it at Amazon.com. Take a look.

MARY WAKEFIELD BUXTON'S LATEST BOOK "The Private War of William Styron" is available in paper back for $15.00 with tax and can be purchased locally at Buxton and Buxton Law Office in Urbanna, ordered from any book store, Amazon.com or Brandylane Publishing Company. A signed, hard back edition may be purchased from Mrs. Buxton directly for $30.00 by writing her at Box 488, Urbanna, VA 23175 and including $6.00 for tax, postage and packaging.


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