Vermilion Ohio, A Good Place to Live
WAKEFIELD / COPELAND
SHOPTALK: On the shoptop this week is a relatively recent digital painting of the F.W. Wakefield home known as Harborview. The historic home was built by (Wakefield) one of Vermilion’s most prominent residents and cheerleaders of the yesteryear. As many persons currently (2019) know, is slated to be razed by the city because a committee of residents believe that is beyond saving and renovation.
In the meantime an ad hoc committee has been established by my wife, Georgianne, to investigate preserving the home. In a community that openly promotes the town’s history and has actively engaged in the preservation of historic homes and buildings one would like to believe that this home is one the community should preserve.
Below is a brief history of this home:
HARBORVIEW: On August 3, 1905 the following article appeared one of the inside pages of The Vermilion News: “165 guests registered at the Lakeside Inn between July 19 and Aug. 2. Among those there at present are Dr. Weed and family and Com. Wakefield and family of Cleveland, and Captains J. Beeman and Geo Eroe of the same city. A party of twelve Pittsburgers are expected Saturday.” There was nothing particularly unusual about the piece at the time. Commodore F.W. Wakefield had become a regular visitor to the town and the hotel during the past year. But 108 years after the fact? – That’s a different story.
The Lakeside Inn is currently known as the Gilchrist House on Huron Street behind (west) of the building most recently known as the Great Lakes Historical Society’s Marine Museum. At the time the above article appeared in the local paper a lady – Miss Cora Thompson – owned a home on the property. It had been her family for a long time. She was born in 1868, and her father, a Vermilion ship’s carpenter named Miles Thompson (VPJ 10/13/2011) had very likely had hand in its construction. The view of the lake it provided was spectacular.
Just a week after the article sited above appeared in the paper the following little blips appeared: “F.W. Wakefield of Cleveland was in town today.” And further on in the same edition: “It is reported that Miss Cora Thompson has sold her place to Commodore Wakefield, of the Lakewood Yacht Club, for a summer home.”
Again, there was nothing particularly unusual about anyone buying a home in Vermilion to be used as a summer residence. There were already several of those about town in 1905 – most notably that of Captain Young’s house on the southwest corner of Decatur and Ohio streets. Vermilion was, after all, a pleasant little village for a family to spend their summers. Linwood Park gave strong testimony to that. Adding Commodore Wakefield’s family to the list was a most welcome development.
Aside of his apparent love for sailing it’s hard to say if many Vermilion residents knew precisely what Wakefield did for a living. And contrary to what some might have thought, he knew what hard work was about. When he was just 15 years old he had worked along side his father, William, in a Cleveland Wire Mill to help support his mother and his two younger sisters and brother. Perhaps it was this that eventually led him to establishing his own manufacturing business. By 1900 he had established a brass lighting manufacturing company in Cleveland; and by 1907 he had sold that business and opened the F.W. Wakefield Brass Works in Vermilion. And for a better part of the 20th century his company – in one form or another – was a major economic contributor to the community of Vermilion.
But to return to 1905, and the August 31st edition of The News: Amongst the “Locals” that told everyone in town where Mr. and Mrs. “Local Persons” went on Sunday last and with whom was the following report: “A 50-foot flagpole is being placed near the lakefront on Com. Wakefield’s place. Messrs Giddings and Quigley are doing the work.”
The summer home was razed around 1908-09 and a grand all concrete permanent home – one the family would come to call “Harborview” – was erected in its stead. And as the accompanying snapshot taken in 1918 plainly shows the aforementioned flagpole remained for at least a few years after. More than a century has now passed into the yesteryear. Today “Harborview”, once the dream home of a prosperous English immigrant and his family, sits largely unoccupied; waiting for new dreams to be dreamt on it, and better (or worse) days to come.
REF: Original publication date unknown. Revised 12/28/2017.
ON MY HOME DESK: On my home desk is the A.J. Copeland family posed along the lakeshore c.1925. Their home is pictured above them and the F.W. Wakefield home looms behind them in the background.
Arthur J. Copeland and F.W. Wakefield’s nephew. In 1904 he came to the U.S. from his native home in Birmingham, England to live with and work for his uncle. When Wakefield moved to Vermilion and opened his factory he and his family came with him. Copeland was foreman in the press department of the factory and was also a member of its board of directors. He retired in 1947 and died at the age of 90 years in 1967.
Mr. Copeland had the distinction of very likely being the only veteran of the Boer War in the U.S. In any event he was most certainly the only Boer War veteran in Vermilion.
I’m guessing – but I think Mr. Copeland is the fellow in the fedora hat in the middle of the back row. His son, Art jr. is the youngster in the front row holding the dog.
This photo was donated to the museum by the elder Copeland’s grandson Rich who passed away in January of 2018 at the age of 78. An older brother Rich had a younger sister, Melissa and an older brother, Arthur D. – both deceased.
This photo was taken at the very north end of Washington street. I’ve not visited the area for many years, but I doubt that one would be able to sit along the shore as they are in this pic – without getting wet.
VIEWS PODCASTS: Between 2008 and 2010 I made 167 video podcasts as a part of the Vermilion Views page. I eventually took all off line because they were taking up too much of the space allotted me for the page at the time. But I did save the recordings, just as I have saved most of my online work during the last 20 years. My formatting may now be outdated, but not my work.
I don’t know how any of it will play in another 10 or 20 years, but I’m going to place some of it back online now and we will see.
The podcast I’m activating this week is the Vermilion Views Podcast (VVPC) #107 from Christmas 2008. I hope you enjoy it.
ANKERT-BOHNER-BOND GROUP PIC: This stuff always gets complicated when no one in a photo is a relative of mine. It requires a lot of digging – thinking and rethinking. I believe I may have acquired the photo from Katie Baker-Reutner. I believe it was taken in the yard of the Bond home on Liberty Ave [in the area that is now the drive for Rudy’s Bar and Grill]. Anyway, here they are:
Left to right: Evelyn Bohner, Henrietta Ankert, Ethel Bohner, Vern Ankert, Elizabeth (Aka Lizzie) holding William Bond, Frank Bond, Louis Ankert. In front is Milton Ankert and Geraldine Bond.
Louis was married to Henrietta and were Lizzie’s Aunt and Uncle. Vern and Louis Ankert were Lizzie’s brothers.
Lizzie’s birth name was Elizabeth Ankert. She married George I. Bohner in 1907 and I assume the couple was later divorced. Evelyn and Ethel Bohner were her daughters with her first husband. She then (obviously) married Vermilionite Frank “Bunny” Bond in 1913. Lizzie and Frank had daughter, Geraldine, and son William “Billy”.
Lizzie’s father’s name was John Phillip Ankert and lived in Camden Township with his wife Mary and son Walter. He died in 1944.
[NOTE: Bill Bond was killed in France during WW2. Geraldine Bond married a fella named Wilmont Baker. The couple had two children; Kathryn and William. Katie is the person who gave me this pic. Her younger brother, Bill, was one of my best friends when I was a youngster. Around the year 1957 there was a flu pandemic (i.e. the Asian Flu) and Bill fell ill and died as a result. He was one 116,000 victims of the virus that year.]
THE TAILOR’S SON:
In late September of 1911 the body of an Italian quarry worker, Antonio Vicario had been discovered near the lake shore at Kelley’s Island, Ohio. His hands had been tied around his back and his throat had been slashed. A few days later an island fisherman named “Albery” Erney was drifting along the lake shore in a small boat when he came across the bodies of brothers Jun / Jim Berli and his brother Antonio. Both men had been shot and stabbed multiple times.
Upon investigation it was discovered that the three victims had lived and worked together in the quarries on the island with two other fellas from their homeland They were Italian natives from the Calabria region – the “toe” – of Italy. Their names were Rocco Klawetch and Dominick Selvaggio. The men in their early 40s were arrested in the Pittsburg suburb of East Liberty as suspects where they had shipped their belongings after abruptly leaving Kelly’s Island. The men were extradited and returned to Sandusky by the Erie County Sheriff Herman Reuter assisted by Prosecuting Attorney Henry Hart.
That same year an attorney named George William Ritter had just begun a new practice in Sandusky. He was 25 years old, newly married and – just like that – was also the attorney for the defense of the accused. Due to the brutality of the crime it was a high-profile case. For the young attorney it was a long way from his father’s tailor shop on Grand Street in the Village of Vermilion, Ohio and the peaceful days he spent stringing nets at the fish house along the Vermilion river to earn money for college. It was early October. Thus far, it had been unseasonably warm - enjoyable. But the task ahead, like the coming winter months would be neither.
Both Klawetch and Selvaggio speaking through a court appointed interpreter, Thomas Amato, maintained their innocence, insisting that the murdered men had simply disappeared while they slept. Ritter took them for their word and took on their defense before the court.
The men were tried separately. Klawetch was tried first and Ritter apparently did a good job defending him. On December 8, 1911 Klawetch was found guilty of first-degree murder. However, after 27 hours of deliberations one juror, William S. Kelley, refused to vote in favor of the death penalty and Klawetch was, as a result, mercifully sentenced to life in prison. Unfortunately, the defendant refused to accept the verdict. Against Ritter’s good advice he demanded a new trial. In early July of 1912 it was allowed. Perhaps thinking that he would again get a merciful sentence in the new trial, he gave a full confession of the crimes through an interpreter in late June. For his efforts the judge awarded him “the chair”.
Selvaggio’s trial had followed his compatriot’s first trial in December of 1911. His story was that he had contracted rheumatism and because the climate disagreed with him, he had made arrangements to return to Italy. When questioned about some men’s new underwear that were much too large for him that were found in his possession, he told the court that he had purchased them for his father and brother-in-law back in Italy. When asked if he had bought anything for his wife and children he replied, “No, not yet.” He was also unable to explain his bloody clothing that authorities had found hidden under the island house where the men lived. Near midnight on December 22, 1911 the jury came back with their verdict; Guilty of murder in the first-degree. He was also awarded the electric chair.
PROLOGUE: Klawetch was executed at midnight on 14 November 1912. Selvaggio followed in his footsteps one week later. The execution of Klawetch marked the first time any person from Erie County in Ohio had been executed by the state. Prior to this, when imposed by the court, death sentences were carried out by county officials in the county of the infraction. Sheriff Reuter was so determined to see these men executed for the crime that he publicly stated he would resign if their sentences were commuted. As for the motive underlying the Kelley’s Island murders; it was simple. Money. When captured the men had around $600 between them. That would translate to about $17,000 today. It was a substantial amount of money. But when all was said and done the state seemed unsure as to whether it should or could send those funds to the survivors of the murdered men. What exactly happened to it is unknown.
The young attorney George Ritter was accused by prosecutor Hart of misconduct for encouraging Klawetch to seek another trial when he had confessed to the crime. Incensed over the accusations Ritter openly refuted the claim because, in fact, he had tried to talk the defendant out of a new trial and had, in fact, resigned from the case immediately after hearning Klawetch’s confession. As a result he ran for Hart’s office. He lost.
But that may have been a good thing. His original ambition as a young lawyer was, he once told a local reporter, “to serve in public office”. In 1913 he moved to Toledo where he became a partner in a larger law firm. And while he did follow his youthful ambition and served as Toledo law director sometime later, in the end his true talent as an attorney was in the world of business. He did well for himself as well as the little village where his father had a tailor shop on Grand Street and the place where he spent many peaceful days as a youngster stringing nets at the fish house aside the Vermilion river.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
YESTERYEAR'S NEWS: The following clips are dictated transcriptions from past issues of The Vermilion News. I think you will find them both interesting and fun...
Vol. XV, No 24 - VERMILION, OHIO THURSDAY, November 16, 1911
The divorce suit instituted by Alice M. Jenkins against her husband Otis Jenkins, claimed the attention of Judge Stahl in the courtroom of common pleas, Monday. It was taken under advisement by the court under after the plaintiff wife, on the witness stand, had told her story. Jenkins did not appear to contest the case.
According to Mrs. Jenkins, Jenkins whereabouts have been unknown to her for more than three years.
The parties have three children, Leonard, 15; Edith, 14 and Dayten 10.
Mrs. Margaret Humphries filed suit for divorce and alimony in Common Pleas Ct. last week from Jefferson D. Humphries on grounds of extreme cruelty. The parties were married at Cleveland in 1905 and reside on the W. River Rd., Vermilion.
Mrs. Anna Kishman was granted divorce from Chas. Kishman, manager of Lorain Branch Booth Fisheries, on Monday on grounds of neglect of duty. Besides this she was given custody of the two children, $100 a month alimony and the household furniture.
Killed On the Nickel Plate
Henry Holland Hollregel, 8424 Quincy Ave., Cleveland, age about 30, fell from a N. Y. C. & C. L. Railway freight upon which he was “bumming” his way and was horribly mangled, the car wheels passing over his body and severing it. In a memoranda book in a pocket were found several names and addresses and the Lorain County coroner who was called had no difficulty locating his relatives.
The accident occurred near where the railroad crosses the Lake Shore wagon road east of town and it is supposed that the cold so benummed [sic] him that a sudden jolt of the car in which he was riding threw him off upon the track.
Latest report states that his two brothers and sister cannot raise funds for his burial and he will be buried in Brownhelm at the County’s expense.
Joseph Unser who was formally associated with C. A. Trinter, in the grocery business has after a short retirement from the business purchased the grocery business from C. A. Trinter and will take possession next Monday.
P. J. Havice is now very busily engaged in butchering. If you have any porkers to butcher engage him for the work. He challenges any man of his age for the number of stock killed and dressed.
Last Monday morning the Mercury on the “Ridge” stood at 9 above zero. O. K. Todd looked up the record for November during past years found that in 1898 one day the temperature was 8 above. In town the mercury was 2 or 3 degrees higher.
A number of farmers were caught with potatoes unprotected or undug and they were frosted.
Bids for the following concessions at Linwood Park will be received up to November 20th:
Boating and ferry, bathing, photograph gallery, soft drink and souvenir stands, hotel and grocery store.
For particulars address, J. G. Sigler, Sec., Amherst, Ohio.
The undersigned will offer at public sale on the Maple Grove farm 1 ½ miles west of Axtel, Ohio, Saturday, November 25, ‘11, commencing at 10 A. M. The following to wit:
Horses and colts, cows, hogs, 200 sheep, calves, purebred W. Wyandotte poultry, ducks, hay, fodder, grain, farm implements of every description, surrey, buggies, wagons, harness, furniture, 30 cords of wood and articles too numerous to mention. Usual terms. Lunch at noon.
H. A. Porter.
The construction of the sanitary sewer on Main Street is progressing slowly.
Frank Foster attended the funeral of D. V. Porter at Cleveland Sunday.
Ms. Catherine Sandrock, a former resident of Amherst passed away at the South Lorain sanitarium early Friday morning. She was 59 years of age and is survived by several brothers and sisters.
BORN – to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kerr, a daughter, Saturday, November 12, 1911.
There were fourteen births and six deaths during the month of October.
Hunting season opened Wednesday.
Mrs. Louise Sick entertained the Missionary Society of the Evangelical church on Thursday of last week.
Mrs. Sam Bacon and her daughter Buryl and son Harold were Elyria visitors Saturday.
Mrs. L. B. Gibson who has been ill since Saturday night, died Wednesday morning. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Milo Moulton of this place, Mrs. Chas. Phelps of Vermilion, two grandchildren, Mrs. A. G. Cooper of this place, and Mr. Ray Phelps of Columbus and two great-grandchildren. Funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock.
Ms. Cleo Leimbach is improving at this writing.
Miss Katie Schumauch of Oberlin is assisting her mother with her butchering.
[What daughter hasn’t helped her mom butcher???]
Miss Lela Ewell resigned her position as clerk at the C. Schisler store and has gone into the dressmaking business at Norwalk.
Miss Doratha Welfare who has been very low with typhoid fever is rapidly on the gain.
Mrs. W.B. Houseman spent last week with her parents Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Bottomley at Vermilion.
[NOTE: I only make a note of this particular visit because Mrs. Houseman was my great-aunt and her parents are my great-grandparents. I like to keep tabs on them.]
Miss Elsie Greenoe of Vermilion Sundayed with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Blowers.
We are glad to learn that Mrs. B. Bartholomew is recovering as rapidly as possible from a recent operation.
LOCALS AND PERSONALS
Capt. Gegenheimer returned home Tuesday for the season.
Mrs. Hattie Haven is spending a few weeks with her granddaughter Mrs. John Reis Lorain.
Herb Morse made up “flying” trip to Lorain and Cleveland last week. He says the Hippodrome is a great place for sights.
Mr. Howard of the Howard Stove Mfg. Co. was in town one day of the past week in connection with the sale of what was formerly the Howard Stove and Mfg. Co. of this place. We understand he bought in some of the machinery.
A. H. Leimbach, Dan’l Thompson and Mayor Williams were in Toledo the first of the week in the case relative to the Lake Shore Ry in regard to certain lands in the village. No decision was reached.
H. H. Berk and son Vermilion’s millers are erecting a warehouse near the N. P. R. R.
The rabbit season open Wednesday and huters by the score were out ready for the “sport” as soon as it was light enough to distinguish a “bunny” from a cow.
A wrestling match was held at the town hall last Friday evening. Vincent, welter-weight York State champion won from Roll Zimmerman of Huron. Several minor contests were held.
Several from here are on the program for the County S. S. Convention to be held Friday at Huron. Among them are Miss Althea Hill, Bradley Phillips C. S. Jump.
The freezing cold and storm caught some of the farmers with apples out and potatoes not yet dug. It will occasion considerable loss to some of them.
Most every Nimrod has put his gun on the shoulder and with his dog at his heels has taken to the woods. The indications are that the rabbit and other game will have to be on their job if they escape with their lives.
The windstorm Saturday night twisted the large barn on the Frank Lowry place, off its foundation so that it tipped over. It will be a great loss with a partial recovery by cyclone insurance. One cow was hemmed in, but later was rescued. Some farming implements and a buggy and a wagon was [sic] in the barn besides eon date the usual harvest of hay and grain.
The death of Mrs. S. L. Hill, one of the most prominent residents of Berlin Heights, occurred at the family home at 8 o’clock Wednesday morning. Although Mrs. Hill had been ill with pneumonia for some time, she was apparently much improved until the sudden change which took place in the night, too late to summon the three absent daughters before death came.
Mrs. Hill was about fifty-five years of age and was very well known here, where she had lived practically all her life. She was a prominent member of the Congregational church and the news of her death was a shock to many. She is survived by her husband, who conducts a large fruit farm here, one son, Edwin had all of this place, and three daughters, Mrs. Dr. Smith of Columbus, and Misses Frances and Eleanor Hill, who are students at Oberlin business College.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
Attorney and Mrs. George W. Ritter of Sandusky, who have been ill with the mumps at the home of Mrs. Ritter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Fowler, are much improved, Mr. Ritter having returned home Tuesday. Mrs. Ritter will remain a few days longer. –Star Journal.
DOC BOND The once thing that puzzles me about this piece is that I have not been able to discover the four grandsons mentioned. As far as I can tell he only had one son, and his son had two children; a girl and a boy. Maybe he was married twice?
HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY
THE MEDICAL PROFESSION.
ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY.
…to whom the remark was addressed, replied that the endorsement of a patent by the Almighty was usually considered sufficient, but as there is a very generally accepted opinion among the best informed people that about all the laws that govern this world, or effect its inhabitants, proceed from the same source, there does not seem to be any peculiar importance conferred upon the system, in virtue of its origin.
That the law of cure expressed by the above legend, when honestly and absolutely followed, will cure disease, restore the sick to health, is a fact as well attested as any statement resting on human testimony, and is capable of demonstration on precisely the lines of argument and proof whether pathological or dynamic, that apply to all other restorative methods, or medical dogmas of the age. The history of the introduction of homeopathy into this city, and the experience of the pioneers of the practice, are not peculiar or especially noteworthy, unless it be in the fact that its advent was welcomed by a few influential friends and supporters who, after forty years of experience, are still numbered among the patrons of the system whose birth and baptism they helped to celebrate. Thirty-four years ago Sandusky had one homeopathic physician; now there are six. Then there were seven thousand inhabitants; now we have twenty-three thousand. The entire yearly receipts of the business of the only homeopathic physician in Sandusky, in 1854, was a little less than $3,000. Several of those here to-day will largely exceed that amount in 1888. The homeopathic physicians of this city are doing more business in proportion to their numbers, than the “old school." They have now, and have always had a relatively large clientage among the wealthy and best people of the city. The homeopathic physicians of the city compare favorably with those of any city of the same population; not only is the comparison favorable so far as their own school is concerned, but in comparison with any other school. The homeopathic physicians in the other parts of the county would suffer no loss by a similar comparison, either with their brethren in the city, or with their competitors of other systems of practice. Since 1847 fifteen homeopathic physicians have settled in this city (Sandusky), of whom six reside here now, and are engaged in active practice. The same number have at different times located in other parts of the county; each of the following villages having at one time or other had one or more homeopathic physicians: Berlin, Castalia, Huron, Kelly's Island, Put-in Bay, Milan and Vermillion. Of those who have settled in the city at different times, to the present date, February, 1888, only six are here now. Of the whole number, all are still living but two, Dr. Henry Wigand, who died about 1870. in Dayton, O., and Dr. D. T. Kramer, who died in Kansas two or three years ago. The following are the names of the - different physicians and the order of their location in Sandusky: Henry Wigand R. Caulkins, D. T. Kramer, C. Hastings, I. B. Massey, J. D. Buck, L. L. Leggett, E. Gillard, G. A. Gordon, C. E. Stroud, S. A. Henderson, D. Gillard, Dr. Newton, Wm. Gaylord, James Gillard.
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.
VERMILION ARTIFACT #341
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE: I do not have a date for this poster - I just thought it both amusing and interesting; A Youthful Organization of Syncopating College Tunesmiths indeed. [It sounds like something my father might have said.]
THE ONLY GOOD HERO…
During marine field training at Parris Island, S.C., my son Mike's drill instructor threw a pine cone among the recruits and yelled, "Grenade!" The trainees immediately turned away and hit the ground. "Just as I suspected," chided the drill instructor. "Not a hero among you. Didn't anyone want to jump on that grenade to save the others?"
A little later the DI again threw a pinecone. This time, all the recruits but Mike jumped on the "grenade."
"Why," demanded the instructor, "are you still standing there?"
"Sir," Mike replied, "someone had to live to tell about it.
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 “Tripping: A Writer’s Journeys.” Signed copies of her new book can be purchased for $15.00 at the Southside Sentinel office or by mail by writing Rappahannock Press, Box 546, Urbanna, VA and adding $6.00 to cover mailing costs and tax. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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