This is the famous Germantown Covered Bridge. It is the only inverted truss bow string suspension covered bridge in the world.
Germantown's Florentine Hotel is not operated anymore as a hotel, but continues as a fine restaurant. It is considered as the second oldest inn in Ohio. The traction car traveled from Germantown to Miamisburg where it connected to the main traction.
Whew...that was exhausting!
At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi. Only Mt. Mitchell (6,684 feet) and Mt. Craig (6,647), both located in Mt. Mitchell State Park in western North Carolina, rise higher. The observation tower on the summit of Clingmans Dome offers spectacular 360° views of the Smokies and beyond for visitors willing to climb the steep half-mile walk to the tower at the top. Bicycles and wheelchairs are not permitted. It is too steep!
On clear days views expand over a 100 miles. http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/clingmansdome.htm
My father (second on the right, bottom row) with 15 of his brothers and sisters, and my grandparents (last two on the right, top row). Sweet memories My grandparents had a total of 19 children!
Automakers have produced electric cars off and on for over a century. Ohio-based Baker Motor Vehicle Co. was among the most successful, selling thousands of its electrics to wealthy consumers (including Thomas Edison) from 1899 to 1915. But while each Baker (above, a 1912 model) ran on no fewer than 12 cell batteries, its top speed was just 14 miles per hour. In contrast, many less expensive, gas-powered cars could exceed 40 mph. Today, as gas prices soar and battery technology improves, all-electric cars might well make a comeback.
The Old Country Store" by Frank Hohenberger, 1953
Author Kathy Hardin I am a mother, nana, secret keeper, shoulder to cry on, finder of all lost things, pet lover, friend, and nurse.
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