Stories from the Seneca Trail, U.S. Route 219.
New Year...Old Road
The New Year has come and here we all continue to drive up and down that old road...
"That old road", I'm talking about is Highway 219. For the New Year we have exciting news about The 219 History Project. Soon we will become mare than a blog...We are working to create an entire website full of history! You will be able to find us online on: MARCH 15
If you are interested in helping with the project in any way, just reply to this blog post and you can help us with a new project for the New Year!
Happy New Year,ﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠﾠ Emily and Roxy
Reindeer Parking on the Highway<i></i>
Just off of HWY 219, Frankford: the Bell Family farm. Take a close look at this photograph from the early 1900s and see a platform built into the fence for easy dismount from a horse or carriage. This was common in the days when you where more likely to see a horse than a car on the road.
But look carefully and you will notice that is not a horse on the platform, it's a deer!
Maybe one of Santa's got lost on these mountain roads?
Hope Santa finds your house with no problems,
Emily and Roxy
Holiday Mail...from Christmas past
Getting ready for the holidays?
Stopped in the post office to send packages of cookies, fudge and holiday cheer? Well, here is something to think about next time you get a stamp and drop something in the mail:
This neat old envelope I came across last week while interviewing a man born and raised above the Frankford post office off HWY 219.
Notice that there are two stamps on the envelope? Thats because the price of stamps had just changed from 4 cents to 5 cents.
pretty cool right?
Happy Holidays andﾠrememberﾠto use bubble wrap,
Emily and Roxy
Did you make it to the craft show last weekend? If you did, then you saw theﾠLIVE on stageperformance brought to you byﾠ"The 219 Project".
Two high school students from PCHS performed monologues from "Quilting upstairs", a short play written about one of our county's very own local quilters Norma Mikesell. ﾠWe are oh so very lucky to have such incredible crafters and quilters in this county. The speeches performed last weekend's craft show shared memories of quilting, front porch sunsets, fabric pieces, making the tough decisions of life, and the importance of home...however you find it.
The 219 Project says "Thank you to our local quilters and crafters"! Special thanks to Lauren Bennet for organizing the craft show And to our two fantasticﾠ actresses: Rebekah Anderson and Rene Jordan.
Keep an eye out for more local trivia and information brought to you byﾠThe 219 Project, you can check out our facebook at:
Or you just might see one of our 219 TRIVIA flyers at McCoys, Taylor's Grocery, Buckeye Country Mart or the Library! Enjoy the winter weather but be careful of the ice, that 219 can be nasty, ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ ﾠ Take care,
Emily and Roxy