We decided to take a drive today and enjoy the fall splendor and the beauty of our earth. It was just what I needed. Nature often brings peace to my soul and gives me the energy to continue.
Copus family massacre. I've always wanted to go back there, but never took the time. I am always interested in local histories.
This bridge is important to my family as well as this lane. My great, great grandparents owen this farm at the turn of the 20th Century. This little farm outside of Mifflin, Ohio was part of the Crider family. My great, great grandma was Mary Alice Crider and she married Charles Steigerwalt, they had 8 children. This bridge was how they went into their farm back that now over grown lane. In the past this was know by people as the Steigerwalt bridge...now it's just driven by, barely noticeable to those who aren't looking for it.
I can just imagine horse drawn wagons and model Ts driving across this during the industrial revolution time period. I can see my great grandpa and his brothers laughing and working in this area. They had instant relief in the creek from hot summer days. Lazy fishin' spots right in walking distance from home. It reminds me of the Walton's.