Vermilion Ohio, A Good Place to Live

I often quote myself. It adds spice to the conversation. - George Bernard Shaw.....Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men. - Joseph Conrad.....Colors are the smiles of nature. Leigh Hunt.....Wake me when October is over.........rnt...............

October 22,  2016 - Linwood Hotel & Empty field=


SHOPTALK: On the shop desk this week is a pic that appeared here last week. It is the same photo with a blue sky and clouds added. The sky makes a real difference. Several days after this pic was taken the farmer came along and harvested the soybean crop so it looks a good deal different a the present time. It’s just a nice pic of nothing in particular. As one might have already gathered I don’t take too many pix with people in them. I do some animals – but I’m more of a landscape photog. I’ve always preferred doing stuff like this. Even in the late 1960s when I had a land camera I seldom took pix of people. I also don’t do sunsets. So many people do them they are hardly unusual.

HOTEL LINWOOD: I’ve seen numerous pix of the old hotel at Linwood Park over the years, but this, in my humble, opinion is the very best. It was a remarkable place. By the clothing worn by those sitting on the steps overlooking the beach I would venture to say that this pic was taken in the very early years of the 20th century.

Somewhere along the proverbial line I lost my copy of the park history “Through These Gates” so I can’t say when the hotel was built. And I’m not sure when it was razed. However, it was about the same time that the Crystal Beach Ballroom – Crystal Gardens – was torn down so that would be around 1965. I know it was between May of ’65 and February of ’67 because both buildings disappeared from the landscape when I was in Vietnam during that period.

I am fortunate to have been old enough to remember the hotel, although it never looked as it does in this pic. And I remember that Hanna Morey and another Vermilion woman (whose name currently escapes me) were responsible for the place.

MATT’S PIX: Amherst historian Col. Matt Nahorn has been asking for weeks about these snapshots. They were contained in a book of memories collected by Beatrice Daisy Halloran when she was in her late teens and early 20s back in the 20s.

Evidently, Daisy and her chums took a day trip to nearby Swift’s Hollow to visit what she called “The Haunted House” – and these were some of the pix she took.

I thought them unusual for their detail. There are photos of the old Swift mansion known as Rosedale around, both in print and online, but it’s still hard to get an idea of just how it may have appeared. I found that these snaps helped; especially the one taken in the courtyard toward the back of the manse.

Anyway, here are the pix Matt was asking about. Enjoy them.

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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OUR GANG: This snap was among several that my sis Ginny Wilkes gave me a few days ago. It was taken in the living room of what is now part of the print shop museum back in the 70s.

Pictured at the very back is my brother-in-law Dave Wilkes. The next row L-R: my sister Eleanor Tarrant Slocum, my wife Georgianne, my brother-in-laws Jerry Emery and John Slocum. In the next row L-R: my brother Albert, sister Ginny Tarrant Wilkes, and our Pa, W.B. Tarrant. In the bottom Row L-R: my brother Philip “Bud”, sister Nancy Alice and then Rich (me).

My sister, Ellie, brothers Al and Phil, and brothers-in-law Jerry and John are all gone now. And time moves way too quickly.

As I told my sister when she showed me these pix, “I don’t remember being there at all.” I know I was there, because there I am. Perhaps this is the beginning of…

THE DRIVEWAY: I was at a loss for something to use in this spot until my sis (Ginny Wilkes) handed me this 1963 snapshot of the driveway at the print shop. It’s actually one of the last pix I’ve seen of the place prior to its closing in 1964.

Aside from the time of year in which each shot was taken the building looks much the same. What’s different is the driveway and the out building behind the shop.

In the old shot the drive is gravel and remained so until just a few weeks ago. I found shoveling snow on the gravel drive to be a real chore. And when it rained there were also puddles to wade through. We did add gravel a few years ago, but that soon packed down and disappeared in places.

The out building in the older pic was a garage of sorts. It was accidentally removed when the church behind the shop expanded and more space was needed for their addition. It was just supposed to be moved. But when they went to move it – it collapsed.

We placed a small storage shed on the concrete pad of the old garage a few years ago. It contains – among other things – a new snowblower.

ALTA: 1907 did not descend gracefully upon Linwood Park in the Village o Vermilion, Ohio. Oh, the weather was pleasant enough - but it was perhaps too pleasant. A sere, and rather brisk April wind caused an errant spark from a chimney of one cottage in the park to silently light upon the roof of another with rather disastrous results. Thirty percent of the park’s 70 cottages were reduced to ash. Were that the sum toll of misfortune for park residents that year it would have been quite enough. But it was not.

Linwood Park took its name from a great tree (8 foot in diameter, and 85 feet high) which overlooked, and shaded, the Linwood Hotel. The hollowed-trunk of the tree had provided generations of youngsters with a place to play unfettered by the busy world around them. The shadow of the great tree was cast across the earth long before white men knew this land existed. However; it was deemed to be, by the powers of that “busy world”, an ageing risk and was, thusly and forever, laid low.

As spring turned to summer the sounds of hammers, saws, and jovial voices could be heard throughout the park as folks worked to recoup some of which they had lost. And quite suddenly and subtly Linwood came to life again. Summer residents removed the shutters from their homes and waved to their neighbors, and smiling visitors filled the rooms of the hotel along the beach. Among them was a pretty 17-year-old girl from Ragersville, Ohio. Her name was Alta Weiss.

Ms. Weiss was the second of three daughters born to Dr. George and Lucinda Weiss. Alta was a young lady of remarkable talent. She was an excellent student. She played the piano, the violin, and had a wonderful singing voice. But those things were not uncommon among girls of her age in 1907. What was truly extraordinary about her was her love for outdoor sports. This included hunting. But more importantly it included playing the game of baseball and, specifically, having an ability to play it better than more than a few of her male counterparts.

Her talent at the game was so remarkable that her father had established a two-year high school in Ragersville to allow her the opportunity to play on a school team. Moreover; he built a ball park for the town team. Alta was playing first base for the town’s second (string) team (consisting of men) when she was but 14.

Thus, it should suffice to say that by 1907 baseball was more than just a game to Alta - it was a passion. And, thus, it should further be of no surprise to anyone that upon settling in at Linwood for a vacation she would, and did, seek out a means to exercise her skills at the game.

Happening upon a group of boys playing catch she asked to join them. Whether this amused them, or they were just being courteous, or both, the boys agreed. And the rest is history.

The Mayor of Vermilion in 1907 was a fellow named H.R. Williams. The “Squire” (as he was called) and his family were among those who kept a summer home in the park. Among his sundry interests was the game of baseball. And as fate would have it he saw the 17 year-old Alta setting fire to the gloves of the aforementioned group of boys in the game of catch.

Immediately recognizing her talent the Squire suggested to Charles Heidloff, the manager of Vermilion’s semipro Vermilion Independents, that he sign her to play for the team. He initially scoffed at the idea. But after watching her play in a game the Squire arranged to be played between two local teams, with Alta pitching, he scoffed no more. Alta Weiss, with her father’s permission, took the mound at Vermilion’s Crystal Beach ball park on September 2, 1907 and pitched her way into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The following year Dr. Weiss purchased the team and renamed it the Weiss All-Stars. Alta is pictured (in the middle) surrounded by her team-mates (an amalgamation of players from both Vermilion and Ragersville).

In 1910 she, in effect, left the field forever when she entered the Starling-Ohio Medical College in Columbus. She graduated from med-school in 1914 - the only woman in her class. Eventually she returned to her home in Ragersville, retired from doctoring, and spent the rest of her life tending to her ten cats, reading three newspapers every day, driving her 1940 Buick to and from the store, and watching children play ball on the street in front of her home. And there she died in 1964.

Back in Vermilion, Ohio Crystal Beach has disappeared, replaced by a bank, a gas station, and a number of apartment buildings. And just a hop, skip, and a jump to west - in Linwood Park - an empty ball field waits in anticipation of days to come, and quietly recalls a yesteryear that began very badly but ended quite marvelously.

Ref: Timeline; Ohio Historical Society; You Can’t Play In Skirts, Alta Weiss, Baseball Player, Barbara Gregorich; 1994; Special Thanks to Janet Ford; Ritter Librarian and Bette Lou Higgins; Eden Valley Enterprises; The Way It Was, Betty Trinter; 1966; Published in the Vermilion Photojournal 01/05/07.

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.20. - VERMILION, OHIO, THURSDAY, October 22, 1908


In the matter of guardianship of Albert H Hart, Peter Hart filed a partial accounting in the Probate Court, Monday.

After spending four days in securing the jury to try to the damage suit instituted by Mabel Dehn against the C.S. & C. Traction Company, to recover $50,000 for the loss of both limbs in the Decoration Day wreck, the company settled the case Friday afternoon before the opening of the court.

The amount of damages paid to Mrs. Dehn he is about $18,000, and offer of $15,000 made by the company having been refused on Friday morning. The Dehn case was the last of the damage cases to be disposed of as a result of the wreck, nine others have been settled this term of court.

Real Estate Transfers

Benjamin being Wells to Nicholas Wagner, 60 – 100 acres, in Vermilion Village, $20.

Mattie G. Street to John Henry Goetz, lot in Linwood park, $1,150.


Some of the neighbors will not let you cross the farms with ease, but you can hunt on our farms all you please.

A.B. Todd, O.K. Todd, E.B. Welch, T.E. Welch, L.J. Washburn, L.J. Kamps, John A. Croll, D.L. Greenhoe, A. Greenhoe, Wm. C. Miller, Daniel E. Thompson, A.G. Risden, E.J. Pelton, Cort C. Smith, Geo Meyer.


Dear Editor:
It would appear that our hunting days afield around Axtel are gone forever. Last week your paper contained two articles, which scintillated with extreme brilliancy against us poor hunters. I notice one young fellow was “pinched” $5.00
and costs without being found guilty! That's going some! A friend of mine in that vicinity has a preserve well stocked with thornapple [sic] and other game, which has always been open to his friends. It is to be hoped he will not be clear his four cylinders for action against us poor nature lovers. In old England, most country places and gentlemen's estates are surrounded with a Chinese wall, the object of which is obvious. My sight is getting dim, but a likely young man could take a 45 – 70 rifle, which would penetrate a 3 foot wall and kill a squirrel in the farthest corner of a posted farm, but the game would not be spoiled when you get to it. The recoil from the rifle of such a small caliber is an incomparable sensation. To digress from my subject; personally I wouldn’t care for a millionaire neighbor. They are sure to be aristocratic and exclusive. Made anxious to show their importance and authority at every opportunity. Like the Democratic Party, I should rather wear “A crown of thorns" all the days of my life and died a sportsman than be "Crucified on a Cross of Gold" – or silver either. The ououveau [sic] [nouveau] riche have no time to go hunting or fishing or observe the joys and beauties of Nature and Nature's God. Pardon this route irrelevancy.

Sincerely yours,
Old squirrel Hunter.
Vermilion, which is in Ohio.

[NOTE: It appears from the previous two articles that civilization was moving in on the countryside surrounding Vermilion. It really wasn’t too long before this that people depended on hunting for at least part of their livelihood. But times were a’changing. I can’t help but wonder what these folks would’ve thought about the Axtel area today. While there is still some hunting allowed in that area today, very soon folks will have to travel a long way south to find a reasonable hunting ground. And the times - they keep on a’changing.]


The Council meeting last Monday evening was productive inasmuch as an ordinance was ordered drawn, embodying what had already been suggested along electric lighting line with the terms of $60 per year per arc light, to be kept burning from dusk to midnight every day of the year. The incandescent situation was changed so that no more than 11¢ can be charged by the company and 50¢ per month where the light is installed whether used or not.

The Council was to be convened when an ordinance was ready.

The sewer question was touched upon and the engineers requested to find a location for disposal plant east of town.



J.H. Plato has donated the use of his piano to the high school until they are able to purchase one.

BORN – to Mr. and Mrs. Emory Harnyak South Amherst, Thursday, Oct. 15th, a daughter.

The contract for the new fire escapes for the schoolhouse was given to the Burk Forge and Machine company of Lorain, the price being $672.

Mrs. Jacob Whitwer was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Baker's ambulance Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Whitwer has been suffering for the past two days with a severe attack of appendicitis. She withstood the operations nicely, attended by Drs. Wheatley and Hall.

Amherst Supply Company's business is increasing and to take care of the stock a lumber stock room 22 x 96 has just been completed. The new office is now being erected near the power plant. A number of orders for lumber or new houses are called for as several new buildings will be put up this fall.


Mr. Frank Northeim sold a seven-year-old horse to Ray Opperman for $20.

C.G. Ashenbach and Albert Menz of Amherst took a ride to the peach orchards along the Vermilion River last Saturday and were surprised to find a several hundred bushels of peaches were still on the trees. They brought home a couple bushels of fine peaches.

Mr. Bottley has bought the house of Mr. Ruth and expects to soon move his family into it.


Any person who, without permission, hunts upon the place known as [the] Bruce Gibson farm will be fined $25 whether he goes upon such land in search of game or goes on in pursuit of game already started.
V. Leimbach

[NOTE: This is obviously the reason for the previous complaints about hunters. However, it does appear that whoever owns the property wants hunters to request permission. Whether they allowed it or not is quite another matter.]

Congregational Church

Geo. E. Merrill, Minister

The measuring social given by the C.J.H. was well attended and all had a good time. The tallest was just 6 feet in the shortest 46 and three-quarter inches.

[NOTE: I used this because I thought it quite amusing. I wonder who participated?]

This is our town, the town of every person who lives here. It is home to all of us, it is a home worth fighting for, we owe it loyalty. We are duty bound to make it as good and is attractive and substantial as it is possible for it to be. Every person living here is dependent in some degree upon his prosperity. The man who cannot live in its past, present and future, and who cannot follow any leader to any desirable goal regardless of personal likes and dislikes, who cannot be broad enough and big enough to confess his own errors of judgment when he has been wrong and admit the wisdom of those with whom he has differed when they have been right, who cannot all times abide by the will of the majority and cooperate with it in all its undertakings, has no place here and should go elsewhere.

[ I am astounded by this piece. It could’ve been written today as opposed to 108 years ago – and it could’ve been written about our nation not just Vermilion. Wow!]


Lloyd the son of Rev. Bogan was thrown from a horse at his home near Lansing, Iowa and killed, last Saturday. He was 16 years of age. Rev. Bogan was at one time pastor of the evangelical church at Huron.

C.M. Ross of the Sterling M and S Co., is at the hospital in Elyria where he went to have an operation performed for blood poisoning. While at work a piece of metal scale stuck into his hand. Later this developed into blood poisoning. He was getting along as well as can be expected.

Chas Horton was home from the Lakes Sunday.

Mrs. Pearl Roscoe and daughter are spending the week in Milan.

The Wakefield Brass Company is now running full time, which is good news.

Mrs. Charles Decker and daughters Ruth and Pauline spent Saturday at Cleveland.

Candidates for various county offices are so thick in this part of the county at present you cannot throw a brick without hitting one.

BORN – to Mr. Mrs. Mason Hull of Carrizozo, N. M. Oct. 12, 1908, a daughter. Mrs. Mason [sic] was formerly Miss Laura Baxtine of this place.

Another young man has fallen victim to the hunting and trespass law. Howard Thompson was brought before Squire Williams and drew [a] $10 fine as a result of a hunting trip on the property of the Martin estate.

Mrs. G.E. Whitmore of this place and Mrs. John Ries of Loraine went to Greensprings, Wednesday where they have relatives.


Farmers about here our little blue since sowing wheat and we are afraid they will lose their seed as well as labor, one man sowed 40 acres.


SCRAPBOOKIN’: This, obviously, is a new segment on the page – at least this week. It began as an idea during the last week when Vermilionite Bud Ennis asked me a question I was unable answer with any definite dates.

He asked “About how much time passed between the moving of the Maudelton / Lakehouse Hotel from the southwest corner of Liberty and Division / Main Streets to its current location and the building of the Fischer block?”

I had a general idea in my little mind, but nothing definite. So I began to look around for a better answer. The two items below pretty much answer the question – or at least afford us with some idea of the timing.

The “Modern” article appeared in the Sandusky paper in May of 1904. The “Vermilion Has Hopes” article appeared in the same newspaper on September 16, 1911.

[AN ASIDE: Joseph Unser was indeed a Vermilion grocer. In 1910 he and his wife Elsie lived on Lake Street. He was 60 and she was 35. I don’t know if he ever kept a store in the building after it was built in 1915. By 1920 he was living in Sandusky and by 1925 he was deceased.]

In any case, it’s certain that the Fischer block was not built anytime soon after the big hotel was moved down the block.

Don Englebry wrote that when the hotel was finally moved there was not a crack in the plaster inflicted on the rooms. I wish there were some pix of it being moved. What a feat! What an accomplishment!

ROSCOE: His first name, of all things, was Pearl. He was the only child of Caselton and Helen Rachel Forster Roscoe. Though his father was by trade a carpenter / millwright he also kept a farm in North Milan, Ohio where Pearl was born on November 9, 1869. He received his education in Milan’s school, afterward going to work at Norwalk for the Laning Printing Company.

From about the 1870s to 1900 Laning published books of all sorts and did a good deal of printing for several legal firms. Consequently, it was an ideal place for a young man to learn the printing trade. Sometime during the 1880s Roscoe went to work in the news business – taking a position with a weekly in Oberlin, Ohio. By the late 19th century he had secured a position as printing foreman with the old Lorain Times.

The year 1901 was a banner year for the young man. It was the year he married a pretty schoolteacher from Milan named Elizabeth “Bessie” Bottomley (b.1879 in Minnesota) – and also the year the couple purchased a fledgling weekly newspaper and print shop in a place called Vermilion, Ohio.

Initially the business was located on the second floor in what folks called the “Wells Building”. It was located on the east side of Vermilion’s Grand Street north of the tracks several doors south of Liberty Avenue. (The building no longer exists). Early in their marriage the newlyweds rode bicycles to and from Lorain to operate the business. But by November of 1904 the newspaper, print shop and the young couple, had a brand new home in a building built by Roscoe’s father just two doors south of the railroad on the same side of Grand Street.

It is said that at the beginning of their publishing career in Vermilion Pearl and Bessie had encountered some opposition. But undeterred by those criticisms they persisted in working toward the expansion and improvement of the town’s public library, schools, churches and business community. Due, in part, to their insistence and persistence, both the newspaper and the town prospered during their lifetimes. Editor Roscoe worked with local businessmen to acquire new industry, held various offices in the local chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, and served as a deacon in Vermilion’s First Congregational Church. On occasion he even added his voice to their choir.

On the 24th day of May in 1906 the couple welcomed a little daughter, they named Ella Gwendolyn, into their lives. A little over a year later Pearl’s mother died in her home in Milan, Ohio. She was 71. Shortly thereafter Pearl’s father, Caselton, came to live with the family in the apartment over the print shop. During his stay a new addition was added to the back of the building and another child - a little girl – was also added to the family. She was born on December 1 of 1911, and named Alice Margaret. And then; on the 16th day of May in 1918 Pearl’s father – carpenter-millwright, loyal member of several Masonic Loges in the area, Civil War veteran, and musician – also passed into the hands of God. He was 82 years old.

As a young man Roscoe had become very interested in photography and throughout his life captured many pictures of people and scenes in and around Milan, Lorain, and Vermilion. Many were used for penny postcards. Those depicting newsworthy events he infrequently published in his weekly newspaper. He also did many passport photographs. In all, his black and white film and glass negative photographs number in the thousands. Just a few years prior to his death he also dabbled in some color photography taking numerous color slides of some places and faces of Vermilion, O.

Mrs. Roscoe (Bessie), co-publisher and friend, passed in early January of 1946 at the tender age of 66. Roscoe followed on April 17th of the same year at the tender age of 76. The newspaper and print shop actively continued their work under the direction of son-in-law William Basil Tarrant until one year following daughter Ella’s death in 1963.

EPILOGE: Some folks inherit money, some property, and some talent. Good or bad my legacy is one of family: photographs, writings and memories that provide me with a bridge from the yesteryear to the present and forward – into the future.

Ref: Published in the Vermilion Photojournal 10/07/2016.



…and is larger in area than any of the others. It represents, in part, Sandusky county's contribution to the formation of Erie county. Its settlement was commenced in 1810. Its position, according to the original survey, is town six, range twenty-four. The township has a front on Sandusky Bay. Its surface is inclined to be rolling or undulating, but in no place can it be said to be hilly. Besides the bay, there are several streams that receive the drainage or surface water, the largest of which are Mill's Creek and Cold Creek. This stream crosses the township in a course generally northeast, and discharges its waters into the bay within the corporate limits of Sandusky City.

Cold Creek is the largest of the streams of the township, and lies almost if not quite wholly therein. Its course is exceedingly tortuous, thus affording drainage to a large amount of the township's area. Little Cold Creek is tributary to the greater stream, but an attempt to utilize their united waters for milling purposes some years ago, made the larger tributary to the less. This was the result of building a dam across Cold Creek. Margaretta is bounded north by Sandusky Bay; east by Sandusky City (formerly Portland township) and Perkins township; south by Groton township, and west by Sandusky county, and in part by the irregular shore line of the bay. The township, is, perhaps, more irregular in formation than any of the county's subdivisions, having, at the extreme northwest corner a projecting strip of land, running westward, and from one to two miles in width.

Groton township lies south of Margaretta, east of Sandusky county, north of Lyme township, of Huron county, and west of Oxford. In the survey it appears as town number five, range twenty-four. The surface is as level, generally, as any part of the county, having much of a prairie appearance. It is drained almost wholly by Mill's Creek, which stream has its source in Huron county, crosses this township in a course substantially northeast, and passes into Margaretta township on the north.

Portland township, the smallest in area of Erie county, but of as great importance as any, is to the county a thing of the past. Its whole area is now included within the limits of Sandusky city. The surface is quite level, but from the lake shore is a gradual ascent as a south course is pursued. Mill's Creek, is the main water course of Portland and near its mouth forms a small bay, from which its waters reach the greater bay. Old Portland, for it may now be so called, is south of Sandusky Bay, west of Huron, north of Perkins and east of Margaretta.

Perkins township lies immediately south of Sandusky City, and in the survey of the Firelands is town number six, range twenty three. Its surface is quite as level as any of the townships of the county. The land is slightly undulating with a long and steady roll on the summits, if such they may be called, well defined though not extensive sand ridges. The most depressed localities are swale-like but there are no swamplands unfit for agricultural purposes. Perkins…

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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THE DALL BOYS: 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.

There's a good deal more to this story . We'll save it for another time.


A fellow who’s just reached his 150th birthday was giving a press conference to the assembled media.

"Excuse me, sir," one of the reporters said, "but how did you come to live to 150?

"It’s actually quite simple," the old feller replied."I just never argue."

"That’s impossible," the reporter responded. "There must be something else, like diet, or meditation, or something. Just not arguing won’t keep you alive for 150 years!

The old fellow stared hard at the reporter for several seconds.

"Hmmm," he finally shrugged, "maybe you’re right."

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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 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 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, 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.

A Mike Gruhn cartoon.

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