Shawnee, Ohio

Last week we talked about Rendville, a small town with big history in an area known as the Little Cities of Black Diamonds.

Another town I drove through that day is the village of Shawnee, a hub during the mining boom of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With opera houses, churches, social groups, a bowling alley, newspapers, plenty of professional services and rail lines, it was quite the place.

The boom is long over but there remains remnants of another time including some fantastic, albeit crumbling downtown storefronts. A dedicated group of individuals is working to restore the Tecumseh Theater and to breathe new life into this old place that’s haunted with stories I would love to know.

Also, if you’re a hiker, the Buckeye Trail goes right by.

I don’t make it up to this area very often but always swing in to look at a couple of things. The image above represents one of them. That old sign is amazing and the flag above made for a great picture.

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