Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Leetonia

Leetonia Cemetery Memorial Day 2015

Memorial weekend is always a big weekend for people coming to their camp. It is also a day when a special tradition takes place. The graveyard in Leetonia has fresh flags today including the ones on those who served in the military the last one being a Campbell in World War 1. Mick and Alice used to do the job of placing the flags each year. I have to be honest that I am not sure who has taken over this honoring of our veterans in the small out of the way place in Leetonia. I am sure someone knows and if they want their name mentioned let me know and I will be glad to do it. This day we remember even in the mountain ghost town of Leetonia. Mountain girl, Paula, logging out.

That Dam Thing

Austin Dam Ruins

Austin Dam Ruins

Memorial Plaque
Yesterday we were at a wedding for some friends at Austin Dam. I have driven by it several times on 872, but never entered the park. The Memorial Park opening is quite a distance before the dam on the right as you are heading south from Coudersport to Austin. The road to it is rough, narrow and feels more like a donkey trail than a road. Just about the time you sure you are lost it will appear at first on the left from above. It is definitely worth the trip to see what mere water is able to do. It cut through and moved these large concrete structures like they were pebbles and killed 78 people in the process who names are on the plaque below the dam. The dam was never rebuilt and the town now remains small compared to what it was during the flood.
Newpaper article click to read.

Inside of dam before flood

Business destroyed

Not much left standing

Friday, May 15, 2015

Lumber Museum Grand Reopening

5660 US Route 6 West, Ulysses, PA 16948
(814) 435-2652 (phone)

Looking for something free and fun. 
The Grand reopening of the visitor Center will be held on Friday May 15th and Saturday May 16th.
Public is invited to Attend. Some of Leetonia's history is there.

Spring has sprung in Leetonia as well. The leaves are coming out after fighting a little frost on Wednesday night. Mountain girls have been cleaning up and sorting through a lot of stuff. We are selling our Fleetwood Southwind 35' Motorhome we got just last year as my job changed so I don't have summer's off. Follow the link if you are interested. I hate to sell it after I worked so much on it last year, but don't want it sitting doing nothing. 
A lot of turkey hunters have been out trying there luck with Spring Gobbler, but I think the turkeys might be confused as to whether it is Spring, Winter or Summer depending on which day. We have had temperatures from 28 this Wednesday to 85. Oh, the joy of whiplash weather. So come prepared with layers, you never know what will happen. Mountain girl, Paula logging out.