Nov 272017
 

Note: This story is from the September-October, 2016 issue of the Gypsy Journal. The world of baseball was changed forever thanks to an enterprising German immigrant and his son. J. Frederick Hillerich and his family first settled in Baltimore, Maryland in 1842, and then moved to Louisville, Kentucky a few years later. He started a […]

The Little Drummer Boy

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May 172017
 

Note: This story about the youngest Civil War soldier in the Union Army is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. When President Abraham Lincoln called for 100,000 volunteers to fill the ranks of the Union Army in 1861, long lines of men and boys streamed into recruiting centers across the nation. Local […]

Apr 042017
 

I can always trust my blog readers to set me straight when I make a mistake. Such was the case in yesterday’s blog, when I showed a picture of a Morris Minor pickup truck that I said someone had made from a car. Wayne Shunamon posted a comment saying that Morris Minor did indeed build […]

Mar 162017
 

Note: This is a story from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery, available in print and e-book format from Amazon. Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Tell City, Indiana is a pleasant little community of wide streets, modest homes with well trimmed lawns, and friendly small businesses. The city’s downtown area […]

The Legend Of Mothman

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Sep 302016
 

Does a mysterious winged creature haunt the hills and valleys along the Ohio River near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, warning people of disasters to come? You may scoff, but many believe the story is true. We learned all about in on an RV trip through the area a few years ago. The strange tale began […]

Running In The Rain

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Sep 182016
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, we weren’t sure if we would leave Saturday or Sunday to begin our trip south, depending on the weather. There were a couple of systems coming through the region that were going to bring some rain, but none of them looked to be very large. It started raining hard […]

A Family Obligation

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Jun 302016
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History and Back Road Mystery. The long, horrible war was finally over and the weary men of the 70th Ohio Infantry Regiment were headed home. These battle-hardened men had seen the worst war had to offer, including the Atlanta Campaign and Sherman’s March to the Sea. They […]

Back Home In Indiana

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Jun 122016
 

For the second day in a row we were up at 7 AM yesterday. What the heck is that all about? We need to nip this in the bud right now! But we had a lot of miles to cover and we wanted to get on the road. We pulled out of Diamond Caverns RV […]

I Lied

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Aug 042014
 

When I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we planned to break up the 450 mile trip from the Wilmington, Ohio Thousand Trails to the Hershey, Pennsylvania Thousand Trails into two days and to stop somewhere along the way overnight, I really meant it. Honest, I did. But as it turns out, I lied. After bittersweet […]

Jul 302014
 

We left the campground with Greg and Jan a little after 10 a.m. yesterday on a mission. We were going to meet some new friends for lunch in the nearby town of Lebanon. We got to town a few minutes early and used the time to cruise the main street, which was lined with interesting […]