The Grey Lady of Camp Chase Cemetery

Note: many early sources refer to this sacred piece of land as the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, something I must admit that I too have done and occasionally still do. While Confederate soldiers make up the majority of those buried on this piece of land, there are also Union soldiers and other local residents who rest … Continue reading The Grey Lady of Camp Chase Cemetery

Along the Way: Greenway Canal Covered Bridge

I was headed east on Interstate 70, having left Columbus, Ohio in the rear view mirror, when the GPS unit started telling me I had arrived at my destination. Knowing the covered bridge was definitely not on the interstate, I glanced to my right and could see the covered bridge down the embankment and a … Continue reading Along the Way: Greenway Canal Covered Bridge

The Ashtabula Train Disaster

“Are you sure you know where you are going?” Zech asked as I parked at Cedarquist Park along the eastern bank of the Ashtabula River. “I know exactly where we need to go,” I spoke solemnly. “This isn’t the first time I’ve been here.” Though it had been a number of years since I had … Continue reading The Ashtabula Train Disaster

Along the Way: Salt Creek Covered Bridge

My plans for the morning were quickly falling apart. The original plan was to spend the morning in Zanesville, exploring the town and its surroundings. Zanesville, the county seat of Muskingum County, served as the second state capital of Ohio from 1810-1812.  The city is named in honor of the Zane family who settled here. … Continue reading Along the Way: Salt Creek Covered Bridge