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#16 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2016 - 08:24 PM

I live next to the Dollar General.  :(

From what I see on the news here, that could be interesting.


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Posted January 27, 2016 - 08:24 PM

Do nice looking women count. ???????

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Posted January 27, 2016 - 08:29 PM

Punxsutawney Phil. :D

 

I am a hop, skip and a jump from Wiarton Willie....Canadian version of your rodent. 

 

My neighbor Larry across the road is a retired guy who flies one of those powered parachute things.....Always interesting when he goes up, just to see how he gets it down,,,,,has had a couple of rough landings. 


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Posted January 27, 2016 - 08:29 PM

I live next to the Dollar General.  :(

 

 

From what I see on the news here, that could be interesting.

Yes 2007 a dollar general up the road from me 2 women was shot and killed. Killer has never been founded. 


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Posted January 27, 2016 - 08:32 PM

Yes 2007 a dollar general up the road from me 2 women was shot and killed. Killer has never been founded. 

Thats realy unfortunate.


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Posted January 27, 2016 - 08:33 PM

And my back yard...

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Posted January 27, 2016 - 08:36 PM

Thats realy unfortunate.

Yep it was one of the ladies used to hold my nephew while my mom shopped. We knew the manager there and from what he said the killer hide in the store the day before and waited for them to open. He believed it was targeted because one of the women was in a bad relationship and the BIL left town the same day. 


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Posted January 27, 2016 - 08:45 PM

Wow. Cool things.

I live by the route 40 national road complete with historic trail markers. Eypt valley where the first hanging took place....I cant think of anything else...
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Posted January 27, 2016 - 09:03 PM

12 miles away is DeKalb, Il., which is the home of the inventor of the first successful barb wire. It was first produced at a farm just north of our town using a modified coffee grinder. This is the Glidden barb wire. Also in DeKalb, is the Mansion of Issac Elwood. Mr. Elwood made a fortune producing barb wire during the period when the West was being settled.

A few miles away is the location of Chief Shabbona's village. Shabbona's fought against the Americans during the War of 1812. He decided it was a lost cause and sided with the whites during the Blackhawk Indian Wars.

There is much more; manufacturing from the 19th and early 20th century is a who's who around here.
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Posted January 27, 2016 - 09:03 PM

My neighbors live next door to someone awesome.
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Posted January 27, 2016 - 09:22 PM

I used to live around the corner from Walter Payton and Mike Dika, tossed a football around with the former when I was a kid. Sorry about the spelling.
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Posted January 27, 2016 - 09:54 PM

I live next to the Dollar General.  :(

The Dollar General just outside of town has a place in front for customers to tie off your horses and the Amish just love it.

 

I could just about see a herd of buffalo from where I live but the owner got rid of them years ago because they were kind of hard to get back in the fence once they escaped.


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Posted January 27, 2016 - 10:01 PM

Silly me. I grew up in Saxonburg, just up the road. Saxonburg was settled by John Roebling of the wire rope and suspension bridge fame. I used to play in the meadow where he spun the cable. Now it's a public park and his work shop is still standing there in the park.
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Posted January 27, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Nothing much close, Bouckville antique grounds are close (15min+/-), many of the local towns around here are depressed, even the college towns of Morrisville and Hamilton (Morrisville State College and Colgate University respectively) are shadows of what they were years ago, most of these towns were manufacturing towns 100 years ago(steam engines in Eaton, Motts cider in Bouckville, ect.).  About an hour an a half east is the former resort town of Sharon Springs, and a lot of the history around here is little known as they don't show much of it anymore(most of the old buildings are long gone, a lot of places are abandoned or in disrepair) and obviously not taught in the schools, kind of a shame, as I love this area and its history, oh and they just filmed a movie in Hamilton.


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Posted January 27, 2016 - 10:10 PM

The Dollar General just outside of town has a place in front for customers to tie off your horses and the Amish just love it.

 

I could just about see a herd of buffalo from where I live but the owner got rid of them years ago because they were kind of hard to get back in the fence once they escaped.

Several businesses up here have places for horse and buggies as we actually have a large Amish population in this area.


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