EVENT: OCTOBER 19 (9:30 AM-3PM)
OFF THE BEATEN PATH COMMUNITIES
Local historian Rob Dishon leads this unique view of the coal mining region of southern Perry County featuring life before and after the Hocking Valley Coal Boom era which ran from 1870-1930. Participants will learn of the earliest European settlers in the section and the early industries that made it possible for those transplants to survive. Early communities as well as the ruins of an early pre-boom era catholic church which served the area will be visited.
A walking tour of the coal mining boom town of Shawnee will culminate at the town museum where a picnic lunch will be served. A hike around Tecumseh lake. a man-made water source constructed for recreation as well as water for a hoped for industry, will be lead by staff from the Buckeye Trail as current day, post boom developments in area mining towns will be explored.
A final stop will be made at the Corning-Monroe Museum in Corning, a mining town which later became a railroad town. A special feature of this tour will be actors who will help tell the story of this unique region.
REGISTER/INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org or (917) 453-7203
COST: $45 or $80/Couple
LOCATION:Tecumseh Commons, 116 W. Main Street Shawnee, OH 43782