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February 29, 2016

Bell’s Mill Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

Filed under: Covered Bridge,Pennsylvania — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

 

Bell's Mill Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

Bell’s Mill Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

When Built: 1850

Builders: Daniel McCain

Description: Its interesting that older images of this bridge have a plaque listing Daniel McCain as Architect and Contractor, the current plaque (2013) shows “1850 James Shields-Levi Kempf-John W. Marshall”.

This is part of a series on Pennsylvania’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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February 28, 2016

State Road Covered Bridge, Ohio

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State Road Covered Bridge, Ohio

State Road Covered Bridge, Ohio

 

When Built: 1983

Builders: John Smolen, Jr

Description: The celebrations surrounding the opening of this new bridge spurred the start of the annual Ashtabula County Covered Bridge festival.

State Road Covered Bridge, Ohio

State Road Covered Bridge, Ohio

This is part of a series on Ohio’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

 

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February 27, 2016

Big Chute (Severn): Ontario Waterfalls

Filed under: Ontario,Waterfalls — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Big Chute (Severn): Ontario Waterfalls

Big Chute (Severn): Ontario Waterfalls

The Big Chute Marine Railway is located at this spot.It was a method of moving boats across this rough stretch of water. The boats drive onto a bed and are carried to the other side. It is a massive structure and well supplied with information.

Big Chute (Severn): Ontario Waterfalls Big Chute (Severn): Ontario Waterfalls

 

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Warning: It can be dangerous to view and photograph waterfalls. The footing can be wet and slippery, and an accidental fall can result in serious injury or death. Note also that many sections of waterfalls are on private property. Please respect these rights.

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February 26, 2016

Knecht’s (Sleifer, Clymer’s) Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

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Knecht's (Sleifer, Clymer's) Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

Knecht’s (Sleifer, Clymer’s) Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania

When Built: 1873

Builders: Not known

Description: Like many Bucks County Covered Bridges, this structure has great looking stonework, especially in the wingwalls.

This is part of a series on Pennsylvania’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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February 25, 2016

Hillsdale Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

Filed under: Mill,Ontario — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Hillsdale Mill

Hillsdale Mill

Built in 1833 by Thomas Anderson and Jacob Gill in the Town of Hillsdale for the Ojibway First Nation. The mill was purchased by the Rumble Family in 1907 who operated it for many years. All operations ceased in 1995.

 

Hillsdale Mill

Hillsdale Mill

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Ontario's Old Mills

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February 24, 2016

Montpelier Fairgrounds Covered Bridge, Ohio

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Montpelier Fairgrounds Covered Bridge, Ohio

Montpelier Fairgrounds Covered Bridge, Ohio

 

When Built: 2004

Builders: Mosser Construction, Inc.

Description: The bridge collapsed during its original construction in December 2003 but was completed in
2004.

Montpelier Fairgrounds Covered Bridge, Ohio Montpelier Fairgrounds Covered Bridge, Ohio

This is part of a series on Ohio’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

Guide to Ohio Covered Bridges

 

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February 23, 2016

View along the tracks, Toronto

Filed under: Cityscape,Toronto — Tags: , , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
View along the tracks, Toronto

View along the tracks, Toronto

Looking east towards the city center and the CN Tower

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