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Somebody Lived Here…Secrets of an Old Country Road

Foundation of a home. See the round hole in the chimney - that's where the stovepipe went

Foundation of a home. See the round hole in the chimney – that’s where the stovepipe went. It may have been a stovepipe from a cooking, or wood stove.

As many of you know, I live at the end of an old, historic, country road. I decided today to take my daily walk at a slower pace along the road. Wow! It was almost like the old road was eager for a little company this bone-chilling winter’s day. She revealed secrets that are not visible in summer. With all the foliage gone, I could see history in the sloping hills leading down to the East Fork of the Little Miami River. The road parallels the river. Here’s some photos I took. I hope you enjoy this bit of nostalgia. Is there a bit of history perhaps where you live, as well?

Can you see the mailbox? The post has slid halfway down the hill

Can you see the mailbox? The post has slid halfway down the hill



The Old Barn with a chicken coop in back. This is on neighbor Tony & Deb's property. The barn is I believe around 100 years old.

The Old Barn with a chicken coop in back. This is on neighbor Tony & Deb’s property. The barn is I believe around 100 years old.

 

 

Whoops, no privacy in this old outhouse

Whoops, no privacy in this old outhouse


Remants of the old mill where wheat was milled into flour. I have heard that the road, during milling, was white with flour dust.

Remants of the old mill where wheat was milled into flour. I have heard that the road, during milling, was white with flour dust.

Artisan spring water still flows near the old mill. In olden days, folks refreshed themselves with a cool drink of water.

Artisan spring water still flows near the old mill. In olden days, folks refreshed themselves with a cool drink of water.

 

And today, our road's resident duck, Percy. She belongs to the Caudill family.

And today, our road’s resident duck, Percy. She belongs to the Caudill family.

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