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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 19

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A monument In Amherst Ohio

By the latter 1800’s, Amherst Ohio got the name Sandstone Center of the World in the late 1800’s because of sandstone quarries in the area.  Many early buildings were constructed of native sandstone.  The monument is round because the quarries were also an important source of grindstones for mills. At one time there were nine quarries in this area just west of Cleveland Ohio. 

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A railroad tunnel in Alaska


Beautiful building in Skagway Alaska

As you can see by the date over the door, this building in Skagway Alaska is from 1899.  The unique design of the facing is the result of almost 9 thousand pieces of driftwood attached to the front of the building.  Camp Skagway Number 1 was built as a place for gold miners and investors to gather during the Klondike Gold Rush.  It was one of about 30 such places for the men to gather in Alaska and Canada.


In the Valley of The Jolly…..Ho Ho Ho….Green Giant!

Hilltop Billboard for The Jolly Green Giant along Highway 169 at Le Sueur Minnesota.  If you remember the TV commercial about the valley of the Green Giant, here it is, Le Sueur, about an hour southwest of Minneapolis.  The town of Le Sueur was the headquarters of Green Giant vegetables from 1903 as The Minnesota Valley Canning Company, which was founded by 14 merchants in Le Sueur, until the brand was purchased by Pillsbury in 1979.

Le Sueur was also the home of William Worrall Mayo, the founder of the world famous Mayo Clinic.  Dr. Mayo founded his clinic in Rochester Minnesota, about 100 miles east of Le Sueur.

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Travel Find Thursday – Crockett Tavern ~~ Morristown, Tennessee

crotav14The cabin type tavern is a replica that was built in the 1950’s. 


The original site of the Crockett property was located in 1949.  A replica of the Crockett family water well was built on the site of the original water well.  The Hamblin County Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA) decided they wanted to build a Museum on that same site for the 1955 Morristown City Centennial celebration.

The Museum is in the form of a replica of the tavern that was owned by John and Rebecca Crockett, the parents of Davy Crockett.  The Crocketts built the tavern on a stage coach route.  The tavern also was the Crockett family home, where John, Rebecca and their nine children lived. 


crotav1 crotav2 crotav3 crotav11 crotav5 crotav12 crotav13 crotav10 crotav4 crotav6 crotav7 crotav8 crotav92002 Main Street, Morristown, TN 37814