Cemetery has been abandoned and found again several times over the generations. Now, a local group fights to keep its memory alive.
FREMONT, OHIO - The radio and television commercials scream their pitches. "I want to be elected..." On and on, they go as candidates for office maneuver, trying to catch as many ears as they can.
However, generations ago, an Ohioan running for president, Rutherford B. Hayes, declined to comment publicly on his bid for the presidency. In fact, he won the job at the White House in 1876 without ever leaving his front porch in Fremont. He let his supporters do all the talking, and they talked him and talked him into the presidency.
"Even if you wanted to be president, you weren't supposed to let anyone know you wanted," said Thomas Culbertson, executive director of the Hayes Presidential Center on the ground of the Hayes home. "In that way, you would appear like you weren't overly anxious; that you were presidential."
I took a walk through the Hayes Presidential Center, learning more about the Republican governor of Ohio, who had earlier become a hero in the Civil War. His party liked him so much, they ran him for governor, where he won three elections.
Figuring he could carry a population-rich state like Ohio, they suggested Hayes run for president. When he won the White House, he learned he had to bring his own carriage, for the government did not supply transportation for a president as he moved about Washington. He also had to pay for all the food on his own dinner table.
If Rutherford or his wife, Lucy, wanted a midnight snack in the kitchen, all that was in the cupboard was what they would have put there.
My Ohio Stories
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Students offer their services for funerals for families who have no one to carry the caskets to final resting places.
After 50 years as a newsman who distinguished himself in television, radio, newspaper, and magazines, Dick Feagler retires.
Slyman's corned beef sandwiches have been hailed for their size. Part of the reason Lebanese immigrants made the sandwiches so big is to show their appreciation for the size of freedoms in America.
Since 1967, a museum dedicated to preserving vintage streetcars and trolleys works to bring them back to life.
The Schoepfle Garden, a part of the Lorain County Metro Parks, is not only a wonderful place where beauty abounds for 70 acres, but it is also one man's gift to the public.
Passenger car from 1943 train wreck is haunted. Workers who are preparing the old car for sale contend there ar voices and images which regularly appear in the car.
The Lincoln Highway, named in memory of President Abraham Lincoln, was built 1913 to 1915. It was the first coast-to-coast road linking New York City with San Francisco.