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James Baughn

What does Cape Girardeau have in common with a small town in Ohio?

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009, at 11:34 AM


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  • As the Curator of The Wilderness Trail Museum I feel that I should comment on this article. Overall I enjoyed the article, and having visited Cape Girardeau I must say I found the area very pleasant and the visit interesting.

    The article states the location of Fort Loramie as Northwest of Akron when in fact we are 200 miles southwest of Akron. We are located on the western side of Ohio, about 50 miles north of Dayton.

    The reference to Main Street looking like a slice of Mayberry is not an accurate description. Yes, we maybe a small town but that brings with it a safe close knit community. We have a modern school system, if fact we have just opened a new Elementary School this year. We have a number of thriving businesses and a good housing market.

    Anyone wishing more information can contact me at Curator@fortloramiehistory.com

    Jim Rosengarten


    Wilderness Trail Museum

    Fort Loramie Historical Assn

    -- Posted by Curator on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 11:29 AM
  • Jim:

    Whoops, sorry about getting Dayton and Akron mixed-up. My bad.

    When I mentioned Mayberry, I wasn't trying to imply that the town was dead, just that it was a small close-knit community with storefronts that are still active and haven't been run out of business by big box stores. Driving across Ohio, I found most towns to be doing quite well in spite of the economy.

    -- Posted by James Baughn on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 11:40 AM
  • So cool!!!! All of it! Very nice!

    -- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 7:49 AM