my perspective . . .
are more tidbits on stories I wrote about in the September
I totally forgot to include this information told to me by Melanie
Fowle about their historic home:
the early 1850's, Barnes and Terry of Ohio bought and built a
cabin here. Due to the Ohio heritage, a buckeye tree was planted
and still stands. The Buckeye is a good luck charm and legendary
protector against arthritis when carried in one's pocket.
note: What a hoot because Ken and Melanie and I all graduated
from Ohio State University in The Buckeye State!!!!!!!!
to the first owner's state of residence, the place was at first
called the Ohio Ranch and later became the Ohio House. Just to
the north of Young's dam there was a bridge and a road across
the valley. It was called the Ohio Road.
W. McBride purchased this ranch in 1858 and built the present
home in 1860."
Here is an email I got from Phyllis Gilmore Still:
thought it was interesting to see that my Great Grandfather M.
Marx (Martin Marx) an attorney here in Etna, requested that the
Deed to JC Werth be recorded. Possibly the first document I have
seen with his name on it.
don't find any documents or info. on anything that I have regarding
his time as an attorney. All were lost in a fire many years ago.
My Great Grandfather and Grandmother's picture is in the Masonic
Hall on the wall right inside the front door to the left. Sadly
I personally don't have any pictures of them at all due to the
because I had seen the penciled-in 'Marx'
on the top of the Deed, but couldn't relate it to anyone . . .
except maybe Bill Marx!
~ More news
on our Hwy 3 Rest Area story that just keeps unfolding! Just after
I posted the Sept. 14th story, Mel, our
'resident' photographer, called the County Road people
to ask their permission for us
to prune around the rock and the very next morning
(the 15th), Mel got a call saying the County
Road crew would trim the shrubs away from
the rock and call Mel when it was done!!!!!
They said they had no idea there was a large rock under the shrubs.
They were planning on cleaning up that area, so it was good Mel
contacted them when he did . . . whew,
just in the nick of time!
we saw the area
about 3:30 yesterday afternoon (the 15th), Mel got a call saying
it was done and if we wanted more pruning done, just let them
we should send Mel to Washington and have him get things done
faaaaaaaaast there too!
we just couldn't wait to see how it looked, so we agreed to meet
for coffee this morning, then take a little field trip out to
see the results . . .
the road . . . the rock does exist!
I have no
idea what I was lecturing about
but I sure have a captive audience!
(Bob Waymire, Che'usa, Judi Waymire, Eb Whipple)
is all we could see 2 days ago . . .
is what we could see today . . .
sleuthers . . . Che'usa and Mel
use a little more spiffing up . . .
here is what is inscribed:
May L. Denny
Born Jan. 24, 1880
Died Sept. 13, 1966
Beloved Educator ~ Botanist
Dedicated ~ Date 1967
By Scott Valley Garden Club
If Mel and I would have had a cold drink with us, we would have
just sat down at the foot of 'the rock', smiled and said, 'guys
and gals, it just doesn't get any better than THIS'!!!!!!!!!
. . one more tidbit . . .
Remember this 'mystery photo' that Barbara Coatney pegged as being
on the corner where the Library now resides???
More proof positive came by email from Dave Campbell who grew
up in the Geney/Campbell/now Denny house
a few doors down on Main Street.
enclosed photo is a picture of Rose Sovy in front of her Confectionery
store which was in the front of the building." (My
note: Sign says: Confectionery)
had wrought iron chairs and tables which I am sorry to say have
all disappeared over the years. She operated the Confectionery
store before I was born and before operating the boarding house
across Main Street at the Kappler house.
incarnation of the shop was the office of W D Miller lumber Co.
and the accountant who worked there - by my recollection - was
Lyle Porter. This was during or shortly after WWII."
note: Eb says when he worked for the W.D. Miller Sawmill in 1948
& 1949, he remembers the office being there!)
photo is from page 21 of
Etna ~ from Mule Train to 'Copter'
The Native Daughters of the Golden West in 1965
where Rose Sovy was standing
when it was her Confectionery shop!
this photo is from page 30 of
Etna ~ from Mule Train to 'Copter'
is a fabulous photo as
it shows the corner
AND the Geney/Campbell house AND the Pitman Stable.
Remember this photo somewhere back in another post . . .
could never quite figure out what the building was at the end
of the block with a steeple!
had told me it was the Pitman Stable, but it is much easier to
see in the photo from page 30 in the 'Mule
Train to 'Copter'
Dokie folks . . . I have a special request
. . .
have been able to use some great photos from Etna
~ from Mule Train to 'Copter', a pictorial History of Etna,
a book published by The Native Daughters of the
Golden West in 1965. Dave Campbell's mother, Loreita Campbell,
was the Editor and Dorice Young the Associate Editor.
am told by Peggy Whipple, Curator of the Etna
Museum that the book is still available. This book is one
the Museum sells as part of their fundraising to keep our Museum
open. The price is a mere $10.
is an incredible book and worth every penny of the price. Every
family should have one of these and it should be required reading
by every student in our school system.
Rickey, the 3rd grade teacher at Etna Elementary teaches 'local
history' to her students and will be using a lot of the photos
and information from this site and from the 'Mule
Train to 'Copter'
book in her class!
if you have a 3rd grader in your family (daughter,
son, grandson, granddaughter, niece, nephew, cousin) .
. . please order a copy of the book for them as a 'back
to school' gift!
you have anyone in your family in
school . . . please order a copy of the book for them as a gift!
you need any kind of gift for the
rest of the year, please give this book as a special
treasure. Someday they will thank you for it!
are not only helping the Museum preserve the history of this area,
but you are shopping locally . . . and you will probably
find out that some of your ancestors are written about in the
or call me at 467-5815
and I will make arrangements
to get you as many books
as you need.
(plus postage if we mail it to you).
for shopping locally!
to shop locally!
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