Sunday, August 21, 2005

The High Falls. According to the sign at the foot of the falls, "The Chagrin River was named for Francois Seguin, a Frenchman who traded with Native Americans in Northeast Ohio circa 1742. The "High Falls" of the Chagrin River primarily attracted settlers from New England (circa 1833) seeking a location with ample waterpower. By the mid-nineteenth century an axe factory, a foundry, 2 flour mills, 4 woolen mills, 2 sawmills, 3 paper mills, and a woodenware factory had been built along the riverbanks in Chagrin Falls. The "High Falls" provided a power source for a gristmill, built in 1836 at this location. Today only one factory remains in operation in the Village of Chagrin Falls."

Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Looking downstream, over the boxes of flowers that line the bridge.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Looking upstream from the Bridge.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Windmill at Lawnfield, home of Jame A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States

Leftie Whelk? I've collected most of these whelks on Chincoteaque Island. So why is one spiralling a different way than the others? Was he a leftie whelk?