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Y Bridge deemed unsafe, closed in 1900. Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories written by Norris F.

Y Bridge deemed unsafe, closed in 1900

Schneider regarding the story of the Y bridges. This is an edited version of the original story published Sept. 14, 1952. “Whereas, the taxpayers of this county are now burdened with taxation to the farmer almost unbearable ... we the farmers of Muskingum County do hereby earnestly and sincerely protest against the construction of any more new bridges across the Muskingum until the same become absolutely necessary.” This was the opinion of farmers in February 1900.

They insisted that the old Y should be repaired. The action of farmers came when the Osborne Engineering Co. made tests which led to this conclusion: “These borings and splinters show conclusively that the life of the poplar is almost gone and the wood, instead of being tough and elastic is dry and extremely brittle.”

Zanesvillians were stunned. The Osborne Co., concluded: “Any money spent in repairs would be so much money thrown away. Y Bridge deemed unsafe, closed in 1900. The storied Y Bridge. 1 of 25 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions.

The storied Y Bridge

Untitled. Click on any of the images for larger viewing or download Zanesville Ohio's First Y Bridge: 1814 - 1818 Zanesville, Ohio came into existence when Colonel Ebenezer Zane contracted with congress to build a road from Wheeling, West Virginia to Maysville, Kentucky.

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In return for this road known as Zane's Trace, Zane was to receive three 640 acre tracts of land. In addition, he was to establish ferries where his Trace crossed important rivers. Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, an Ohio npreserve located near Granville, Heath and Newark. Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve © Gene Shirk 2009 website Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve'Whirlpool on pathway' © Gene Shirk 2009 Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve is a 956-acre area that was dedicated as an interpretive nature preserve in 1975.

Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, an Ohio npreserve located near Granville, Heath and Newark

Past and Present of the City of Zanesville and Muskingham County, Ohio ... - J Hope Sutor. Zanesville - Kathryn Lynch, Michael S. Sims - Google Books. Market Street Baptist Church: 180 years of faith. ZANESVILLE – In the spring of 1835, 29 members decided to leave First Baptist Church and form their own congregation.

Market Street Baptist Church: 180 years of faith

They met in the Zanesville Academy building on Market Street, between Third and Fourth streets east of Potter Alley. The new congregation chose Market Street Baptist Church for its name. During the first year, the church’s first regular minister, the Rev. Hiram Gear, was added. The Rev. Within two years, the fledgling congregation decided it was time to build their own church. Although Mills was a member of the Presbyterian Church, he donated his land to the Baptists and gave them a large donation to start construction.

Aboard the Underground Railroad. Putnam is one of the oldest settlements in the state of Ohio, established around 1800, and annexed into the adjacent city of Zanesville in 1872.

Aboard the Underground Railroad

The town's residents and institutions played an important role in the Underground Railroad and in Ohio's debate about the abolition of slavery. Putnam was home to prominent abolitionists as well as the location of two conventions of the Ohio Abolition Society. The Crazy True Story of the Zanesville Zoo Escape. The miracle of the great Zanesville zoo escape—which began last fall when a depressed, desperate man named Terry Thompson set free his vast collection of exotic animals—was that not a single innocent person was hurt.

The Crazy True Story of the Zanesville Zoo Escape

The incident made global news. It also thrust into daylight, if only for a brief moment, a secret world of privately owned exotic animals living off the grid, and often right next door. Outlook Web App. Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Newspaper Article titled- SIMON LINSER BREWERY DEMOLITION BEGUN By Norris F. Schneider - Photos and Stories. Newspaper Article titled- SIMON LINSER BREWERY DEMOLITION BEGUN By Norris F.

Newspaper Article titled- SIMON LINSER BREWERY DEMOLITION BEGUN By Norris F. Schneider - Photos and Stories

Schneider Zanesville Times Recorder Collectors often carry home beer bottles, but with no beer in them. In Muskingum County the collectable bottles are those made by the Washington Brewery, later the Simon Linser Brewery on East Main Street. On Monday, March 17, 1975, James and Sons began razing the south wing of the old brewery. The building had been vacant for a dozen years. Zanesville - Kathryn Lynch, Michael S. Sims - Google Books. Man found burning on church steps was beaten to death, police say - News - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH. ZANESVILLE - The body of a 62-year-old homeless man was found burning on the steps of a Zanesville church over the weekend.

Man found burning on church steps was beaten to death, police say - News - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH

Police have not yet identified the man, but say he was beaten to death before he was burned. No charges have been filed. 40 North 6th Street. Untitled. Schultz Opera House had iconic presence downtown. 1 of 15 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions 15 Photos.

Schultz Opera House had iconic presence downtown

HERITAGE PURSUIT. Our Heritage - Abbot Senior Living - Zanesville's Most Affordable Senior Living. The history of Abbot Senior Living begins in 1912, when a former Zanesville merchant, B.F. Abbot, left $40,000 in his will for the establishment of a men's home. As this was not enough to open and operate a home, a board of trustees consisting of area businessmen managed the money, which accumulated interest and other donations from the community. When Mrs. N.S. Chandler left her home and land on Greenwood Avenue, and the $125,000 to the trustees upon her death, Abbot Senior Living became a reality and opened its doors in 1947. Today Abbot Senior Living is still a non-profit organization operated by a board of trustees. How the Lorena became part of Zanesville’s history. The Lorena In 1848 Henry De Lafayette Webster (1824-1896) came to Zanesville to become the minister of the Universalist Church.

Soon a romance began between Webster and Miss Ella Blocksom (1828-1917), a member of the church. While Ella came from a wealthy, influential family, the Rev. Webster was relatively poor. Therefore, “… pressures from Ella’s sister and brother-in-law, the Blandys, soon put an end to the brief romance and the two lovers parted, never to see one another again,” according to a previous article in the Times Recorder.

The minister never got over this tragedy. History – City of Zanesville, Ohio. About the City of Zanesville Zanesville Ohio’s First Y Bridge: 1814 – 1818 Zanesville, Ohio came into existence when Colonel Ebenezer Zane contracted with congress to build a road from Wheeling, West Virginia to Maysville, Kentucky. In return for this road known as Zane’s Trace, Zane was to receive three 640 acre tracts of land. Ohio Exploration Society – Exploring Ohio's Forgotten & Historical Sites.

Gypsy Road Trip. Cambridge Glass Company: Quality Heritage Preserved Elegance of a bygone era is evident at The National Museum of Cambridge Glass, which is near downtown Cambridge, Ohio. Here you will find over 6000 pieces of handcrafted quality glassware – some of the finest in the world. Cambridge Glass Company was founded back in 1902 with Arthur James Bennett, a glassmaker from Boston, as its president. Cambridge was chosen as the site of this new venture because of its easy access to natural gas wells and coal mines, as well as railroads to bring in supplies and deliver the finished products.

To get those furnaces blasting hot, they even had their own coal mine at Near Cut. How many people do you think handled an elegant piece of glass from start to finish? HISTORICALLY SPEAKING The house that oil built. Deli goes up in flames next to Cambridge courthouse. Steven Sable, Orbit Media News Reporter A local family is left in shock after losing their deli and a piece of Cambridge history to fire Tuesday night. The Courtside Deli, located next to the Guersney County Common Pleas Courthouse on West 8th Street, was lost to flames as the owner of more than a decade watched.

Owner of Courtside Deli, Scott Wilson, received a call at 8:30 that his business was engulfed in flames. Cambridge Fire Chief, Jeff Deeks, said the building was fully engulfed when first responders arrived on scene and had been burning for a while. Firefighters were able to tame the blaze within hours. “The guys did a good job getting it stopped,” said Deeks. Deeks said the cause of the fire is still unknown and that the fire marshal would work to determine a cause after the fire is completely put out. “It’s nice to have those people to take care of situations,” said Deeks.

Old Ohio Schools - Belmont County. U.S. Route 40 - Cottages, Motor Courts and Motels - Ohio. Here are links to some notable motels, hotels and other accommodations (past and present) found along Route 40. Feedback: Do you have corrections or contributions for this page? Want to make a suggestion? Etna Township. West Licking Historical Society Dedicated in preserving our area's past through community events, photographs, workshops and seminars, genealogy, and their own published works.

John Glenn. John Glenn, American hero, aviation icon and former U.S. senator, dies at 95. His legend is otherworldly and now, at age 95, so is John Glenn. An authentic hero and genuine American icon, Glenn died this afternoon surrounded by family at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus after a remarkably healthy life spent almost from the cradle with Annie, his beloved wife of 73 years, who survives. Wheeling History > Thomson United Methodist Church.

Thomson United Methodist Church. Ohio National Road Association. Etna Township. National Trail Raceway News: National Trail Raceway & Clark Rader Jr. National Trail Raceway & Clark Rader Jr. Who could possibly forget such classics as the Hemi Under Glass or the Little Red Wagon? Buckeye Lake dam. Buckeye Lake. Buckeye Lake originally was a small pond that eighteenth century Ohio Indians called "Big Swamp" or "Big Pond.

" It remained insignificant to white settlers until the 1820s, when Ohioans began construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal. Hebron - Historic Crossroads of Ohio: A brief history of this infamous Ohio landmark. Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries & Nature Preserve. Visit Hike trails through the 533-acre preserve and see ancient pits left by America Indians who came from the surrounding area to quarry flint. U.S. Route 40 - Tavener-Sears Tavern (closed) 1833 - Zanesville, OH - $269,900 - Old House Dreams. Could not make out a few words. Headley Inn & Smith House and Barn. History. Nelson T. Gant. Ohio National Road Association. ForeverDads, Zanesville Ohio. Old Ohio Schools - Muskingum County. Zanesville City School District. Zanesville, Ohio. National Register of Historic Places listings in Muskingum County, Ohio.

Mckinley Elementary School (Closed 2006) Profile. Zane Grey. Zane Grey's West Society - National Road & Zane Grey Museum. Serving Zanesville and Cambridge, Ohio with quaility lodging since 1937. Ohio Pottery Norwich.com. Haunted Places. Directions for the historic tour of famous Zane's Trace. 1794. History of Muskingum County, Ohio, with i...

Digital History. William Rainey Harper Log House. Harper College Archives. The John & Annie Glenn — Historic Site. The Day - Google News Archive Search. Samuel Harper Stone House. Barnett-Criss House. 601 Wheeling Avenue, Cambridge, OH, 43725. Historic "S" bridge west of Cambridge restored. Gypsy Road Trip. The Ghosts of Egypt Valley. ZHS Class of 1955. Directions for the historic tour of famous Zane's Trace. Barnett-Criss House. JANET M. BROWN 1929-2016. Ohio National Road Association. Welcome to Morristown, Ohio. Untitled. Home Page. Anti-Masonry: Points of View. BridgeMapper:Blaine Hill Viaduct (Arches of Memory) Ohio's Historic Blaine Hill Bridge - Back in Time - General Highway History - Highway History - Federal Highway Administration.

Welcome to the Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society Site. Hillside Motel 54481 National Road Lansing/Bridgeport Ohio 43912 740-635-9111. Historic National Road. Ohio History Connection. National Register of Historical Places - OHIO (OH), Belmont County. Frasier, Thomas T. and Wesley B. Houses - Brookside, Ohio - U.S. National Register of Historic Places on Waymarking.com.

Along the Right of Way ...: Bellaire Viaduct, Then & Now... Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Benwood Bridge, Benwood, Marshall County, WV. Bridgeport Bridge, Spanning West Channel of Ohio River, U.S. Route 40, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV. Bridgeport Bridge (Wheeling and Belmont Bridge) - HistoricBridges.org.