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The Ohio Theatre

Welcome to the Ohio Theatre!  Designed by Scottish born architect, Thomas W. Lamb, who wanted it to be a palace for the average man.  It opened in 1928 as a Lowe’s movie house with it’s own orchestra and theatre organ.  … Continue reading

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Memorial Day and memories sparked by the movie Battleship

(This is a repost from 2012 with some editing) Today is Memorial Day;  a day when we here in the states honor and remember those men and women who have served in the various branches of the military and ultimately … Continue reading

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Movie Memphis Belle

While the real B-17F Memphis Belle is now in the National Museum of the United States Air Force, this Belle starred in the 1990 film and is a very close copy of the real one.  The real Belle is one … Continue reading

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Coloring Eggs

Since I was a child Easter meant coloring eggs, a basket of candy and wearing a brand new extra special dress to church on Easter Sunday.  But what do eggs really have to do with Easter and where does the … Continue reading

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1967 Ford M151A1 MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck)

In 1951 the Ford Motor Company was awarded the contract to develop new 1/4 ton 4×4 trucks to replace the old M38 series of Jeeps.  They first saw service in the U.S. Army in 1960 with production ceasing in 1982. … Continue reading

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1943 Ford GPW

In July of 1941, after a grueling trial and design competition initially won by Bantam, Willys-Overland Company was awarded the contract to produce a light, cross country recon vehicle ultimately named The Jeep. By October 1941, it became apparent that … Continue reading

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Pere Noel

Père Noël (French pronunciation: [pɛʁ nɔ.ɛl]), “Father Christmas”, sometimes called Papa Noël (“Daddy Christmas”), is a legendary gift-bringer at Christmas in France and other French-speaking areas, identified with the Father Christmas and/or Santa Claus of English-speaking territories. Though they were traditionally … Continue reading

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