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Posted July 24, 2017, by Jay Bissell (jay_54714 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I went by July 17, 2017 and this has been demolished.

Posted July 20, 2017, by Chuck calderone (chuckcalderonejr [at] gmail [dot] com)

I helped start work on this house in 1972-1973. Good to see it has progressed to this condition

Posted July 15, 2017, by Bob (bobcooper60 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A drawing of Gower Springs Resort- Gainesville Ga. Dates of operation are given as 1880-1920. It was located off Thompson Bridge Road.

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Posted July 10, 2017, by Bill Eichelberger

Thanks for pointing that out. I made the city change.

Posted July 10, 2017, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Per the NRHP Nomination form for the Union Downtown Historic District, it was built ca. 1902.

Posted July 10, 2017, by Helen (countryrefuge [at] gmail [dot] com)

Grew up south of this a few miles and remember getting glimpses of this from my school bus in the 50's & 60's. Moved back to the area in 1994-2001. I looked this cemetery up and visited it many times during those years. The atmosphere for me was melancholy and a place to reflect on time and change. Each grave held an untold story that I wished I could hear on the breeze. THANK YOU so much for finally obtaining Pioneer Cemetery status for this!

Posted July 10, 2017, by Anne (damoonldy [at] aol [dot] com)

Warwick, OK is located between Wellston, OK and Chandler, OK. It is just East of the intersection of 177 and Hwy 66. I cannot think of any reason one would give directions to find it by referencing Meeker.

Posted July 10, 2017, by Anne (damoonldy [at] aol [dot] com)

I believe you mean, Pioneer Camp and Wellston, OK, not Warwick, OK.

I think the rooms have been gone for some time now and the main building had a facade added many years ago. It was a local barbeque for quite a long time. Don't know the condition of the building interior, the last restaurant closed due to a fire. But Butcher's Barbecue Stand is just to the east of that building in the area of the parking lot and the old "cabins".

Posted July 7, 2017, by Frank G. Hill (hillfg [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My grandmother owned this from 1946-1966, her name was Marion W. Richardson. I would like to meet someone to visit a place I spent many wonderful childhood days. I have some pictures when she owned it if you would be interested. I and my brothers and my sister are happy that the place is still there. Thank you Frank G. Hill

Posted June 27, 2017, by Anonymous

This is in Ingham County

16601 AIRPORT Rd

Lansing, Michigan 48906

Posted June 26, 2017, by Saint Louis Zoo (sweetsexysharon [at] gmail [dot] com)

There's a fairly detailed article at this link about the village of Cook Station:

http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/crawford/history/towns/cook.txt

Posted June 19, 2017, by C Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Cathy:

According to the NHRP Registration Form for this house it was sold to an Alonzo L. Jaqua in 1909.

Posted June 19, 2017, by MIchael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I visited the location in person last weekend and have posted the correct picture of this building.

Posted June 19, 2017, by MIchael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was actually there and I can now confirm that the HABS pictures are not the correct pictures. I have posted a picture of the correct building.

Posted June 16, 2017, by Cathy (ccondron [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Apparently our great great grandfather built this historic house. It is also called the Votaw-Jacqua House but I can't find any history why it would be named that. Is Jacqua French maybe for Jonas?

Posted June 16, 2017, by Bruce Beam (Centerfield_bb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My great-great grandfathers home

Posted June 12, 2017, by Sharon Spear (sweetsexysharon [at] gmail [dot] com)

If you are a history buff, this link has a lot of history about the Garden and Henry Shaw.

http://www.mobot.org/mobot/archives/default.asp

The "Historical Timeline" is excellent reading. It covers from 1800 to 2010.

Posted June 12, 2017, by Sharon Spear (sweetsexysharon [at] gmail [dot] com)

This park was created by Henry Shaw, the same man that created the Missouri Botanical Garden.

https://www.towergrovepark.org/

If you visit the above link, be sure to read the "Our History" and the FAQS in the "About Us" section. Henry Shaw did a lot for the city of St. Louis.

I love the old photos that are posted above. But I can't visit the park without my camera.

http://www.pbase.com/sharonmsphotos/tower_grove_park

Posted June 12, 2017, by Sharon Spear (sweetsexysharon [at] gmail [dot] com)

I haven't been there since 2008. Perhaps it's time for another visit.

http://www.pbase.com/sharonmsphotos/laumeier_sculpture_park

Posted June 11, 2017, by Sharon Spear (sweetsexysharon [at] gmail [dot] com)

Coral Court even has it's own website.

http://www.coralcourt.com/main.html

Posted June 11, 2017, by Sharon Spear (sweetsexysharon [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted June 11, 2017, by Sharon Spear (sweetsexysharon [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted June 10, 2017, by Sharon Spear (sweetsexysharon [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted June 1, 2017, by Sheila O'Toole (shejoe3d [at] msn [dot] com)

This is our family home. I got information that Karl Malone somehow managed to obtain permission to demolish the house to expand his car dealership. HOW is this possible? Who did he pay off to get a waiver??? This is a total outrage. This is a pioneer home, well over 120 years old and critical to the history of Heber and the surrounding area.

BTW, Malone's car dealership in Heber rates an F from the BBB. Go figure, if you have enough money you don't have to follow the rules.

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Posted June 1, 2017, by Anonymous

I would like to thank you for picking the Moss house to be on your site. Its the oldest man made structure left standing in our town. We are proud that its not only our local landmark. But its a regional Land mark. The House was built by Colonel Rufus Lafayette Moss Sr. He did a lot in his life time. This house was built as his second home/summer house.It's the fourth oldest house in Rabin County Georgia. He built the Tallulah Falls Railroad from Athens Georgia to Franklin North Carolina. The railroad arrived in Tallulah Falls in 1882. R L Moss sr. And 4 other

Men went to the state of Georgia legislature in 1885 to Incorporate the town of Tallulah Falls. On October 7

1885 the legislature gave Moss another victory. The town was officially incorporated by the state of Georgia. So the house represents alot of accomplishment by our hero.

Colonel Rufus Lafayette Moss St. Thank you for allowing me to tell you part of his story.

Posted June 1, 2017, by Bill Eichelberger
Posted May 30, 2017, by Gerald Farren (gfarren6 [at] aol [dot] com)

May have housed Shepard's Photography, circa 1890.

Posted May 30, 2017, by Gerald Farren (gfarren6 [at] aol [dot] com)

May have housed Shepard's Photography, circa 1890.

Posted May 30, 2017, by Charles D Anderson (cdanderson1000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I just found this website. Thank you for providing it

CD Anderson

Posted May 25, 2017, by MIchael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It lost it's NRHP designation as well.

Posted May 24, 2017, by Brian Manville

Army Corps of Engineers contemplates tearing out lightly used locks, dams on upper Allegheny

http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/11903594-74/dams-locks-corps

Posted May 24, 2017, by Brian Manville

Army Corps of Engineers contemplates tearing out lightly used locks, dams on upper Allegheny

http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/11903594-74/dams-locks-corps

Posted May 24, 2017, by Brian Manville

Army Corps of Engineers contemplates tearing out lightly used locks, dams on upper Allegheny

http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/11903594-74/dams-locks-corps

Posted May 24, 2017, by Brian Manville

Army Corps of Engineers contemplates tearing out lightly used locks, dams on upper Allegheny

http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/11903594-74/dams-locks-corps

Posted May 24, 2017, by Brian Manville

Army Corps of Engineers contemplates tearing out lightly used locks, dams on upper Allegheny

http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/11903594-74/dams-locks-corps

Posted May 18, 2017, by Dorothy Hays Newberry (1988hays [at] gmail [dot] com)

I believe that I have a badge worn by my Father, Albert M. Hays that says Sherman Machine and Iron Works. It has the

#34 on it. Do you know if that refers to his employee # or does it refer to the year 1934?

Would love to visit with someone that knows when it was closed etc.

Dorothy Newberry

Posted May 13, 2017, by Chet Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Correct. The photos are of the McBird House at 2225 Downing Street. Denver landmark #208.

Posted May 13, 2017, by Ruth Jarles (r [dot] jarles [at] gmail [dot] com)

this picture is NOT the Palmer-Ferril House. I lived in the ferril house for about 2 years. This is NOT it.

Posted May 10, 2017, by MIchael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I don't believe the pictures on this page from HABS are of the correct building.

Posted May 9, 2017, by MIchael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is the same landmark as the Plaza Theater.

Posted May 8, 2017, by MIchael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Sorry about that. Based on the info I saw from the Shepard Street-South Road Street Historic District NRHP Nomination and the Street View, I drew that conclusion. I will change the Street View to show the "intact" theater! Sorry!!!!

Michael

Posted May 7, 2017, by Gerald Iacovetto (pburgerbo [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I have a connection to the area, My great grandmother was a Deaton then married a Bob Bolen guessing around the 1900's or before, they ended up in McDougal Ark. with several sons and one daughter,my grandma Dessie Bolen-Gribble. Also a great uncle named Charlie Robinson fron Reno who had some children . Do not know much else except hearing my grandparents speak of the area called Heelstring.

Posted May 6, 2017, by Anonymous

One more service I graciously provide with a smile. :)

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Posted May 3, 2017, by Randy Overton (jk7245 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Unless they demolished it earlier today, it is still there.

Posted May 1, 2017, by Bill Eichelberger

Not even the landmarks are safe from the mad punster. ;-)

Posted April 29, 2017, by John Korchok (jkorchok [at] gmail [dot] com)

The historical address is 126 Werimus Road, but a new fence and planting on that side of the house make it invisible from Werimus Road. Instead, enter 6 Arigot Court into Google maps. This approaches the house from the other side, where you can still see it.

Posted April 27, 2017, by MIchael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The pictures from HABS shown above are not of the correct Riggs National Bank building. The Street View shows the correct building.

Posted April 27, 2017, by Don Morrison

Church will be replaced. photos to come.

Posted April 24, 2017, by MIchael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Don't know how I managed to do this, but I accidentally added this as Allegheny County when it should really be Fayette County.

Posted April 24, 2017, by MIchael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is actually in Washington County, not Greene County.

Posted April 17, 2017, by MIchael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This theater should be in the Independent City of Alexandria and not in Fairfax County.

Posted April 17, 2017, by MIchael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This should be in the Independent City of Alexandria and not Fairfax County.

Posted April 15, 2017, by Andrea lammey (Andrealammey [at] gmail [dot] com )

I have a very nice original painting of this place. If the current owner would be interested in having it. Please have he/she contact me.

Posted April 12, 2017, by Alexandra Zachariadis (Purplespookyollie [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Will this house ever be for sale? And if not what are the plans for this house?

Posted April 9, 2017, by Thomas Ramstack (bayernimmigrant [at] aol [dot] com)

I posted a photograph earlier today. I have attached a second "postcard" image entitled, "Children's Home, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin." Can you tell me something about this building? I don't recall ever having seen it. It seems like a much larger structure than the older building designated as the "The Children's Home..." Thank You Again, Best Regards, Tom Ramstack, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Posted April 9, 2017, by Thomas Ramstack (bayernimmigrant [at] aol [dot] com)

I have attached a photo of my grandmother, Helen Phillips, of Muskego, posing with a group of young orphans, on what looks like a fairly cold day at the County Home for Dependent Children (circa 1915). I'm attempting to identify the building. Could it be the same building you feature, perhaps taken from the back side? Hope you enjoy this addition to your collection!!! Best Regards, Tom Ramstack, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Posted April 2, 2017, by John Roberts (jodyroberts [at] gmail [dot] com)

Destroyed by fire Sunday April 2, 2017.

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Posted March 28, 2017, by Patsy Neal (bereanpatti [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I remember going with my Grandmother (Levoi Barton) to do the laundry in Jaybuckle. There was a laundromat right across the street from the Spring. The man that lived there and ran the laundry would come out and help us kids get a good start on the rope swings. This would have been in the early 1960's.

Posted March 23, 2017, by Thomas A. Bullen (bullenthomasa [at] gmail [dot] com)

The photo you show is correctly named the the Joseph Tatnall house however it is 1801 N. Market Street, Old Brandywine Village (Wilmington), DE not Newport, Delaware.

Posted March 18, 2017, by Sue sellers (James sellers1501 [at] comcast [dot] com)

My grandmother was Annie Mae Clements whose mother was Caroline Crowder. Her father ,Mark Crowder, bought the home and moved it there from Stinson. My mother, Frances Kimbrough was born there and spent many enjoyable times visiting there. I love in Dothan Al.

Posted March 10, 2017, by Max H. Yount (maxyount [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am looking for rules and criteria about applying to do roof repairs of 745 Church Street.

Max Yount, private owner

Posted March 7, 2017, by Sue Ann Sparks (sueann [dot] sparks [at] att [dot] net)

Okay Hotel Sparks enthusiasts, I am on the job. I do believe one my relatives, possibly my great-great grandfather - or perhaps one of his siblings - built this hotel. I live in Okmulgee and because I am so interested in learning the history of this building I will share my findings with you.

Posted March 6, 2017, by MIchael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The pictures are not the correct George Hildreth House. On the HABS link, the address is 17 Jackson Street, Cape May, where the George Hildreth House referenced in this entry is located at 731 Seashore Road, Lower Twp., NJ. These pictures could be used, however, on the Cape May Historic District page.

Posted March 2, 2017, by RCB (no [at] test [dot] com)

This was torn down but I'm not sure when -- the bank building is visible in the left of the photo. Really too bad that it wasn't perserved!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/307+2nd+St,+Hudson,+WI+54016/@44.9732641,-92.7567523,3a,75y,298.32h,80.7t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNQoaus0qc6DVdLY7aJw6TQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x9d30bbb812dd47e9!8m2!3d44.9732616!4d-92.7570602!6m1!1e1

Posted March 2, 2017, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Yes, it's already been gutted and approval was given just last week for it's demolition. The necessary funds to save the house were not even close to being met:

http://www.goupstate.com/news/20170224/spartanburgs-historic-bon-haven-mansion-to-be-demolished

Posted February 25, 2017, by Carol Kistler-Seymore (rubytues85 [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

Is it true??? The city issued a permit for demolition!?!? Can nothing be done to save this grand old historic beauty??? So sad...

Posted February 25, 2017, by Jennie Howell (howjk6 [at] comcast [dot] net)

This is the home place of my great-grandmother. My mother lived here with her for a time as a small child. I would certainly love to know who owns the property now.

Posted February 25, 2017, by Chet Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My first visit to this mill was on May 3, 1980, when I and other members of the Southern New England Chapter, S.I.A. met to clean out the wheelpit of trash and lumber. The Joshua Tract had recently purchased the building, and were planning a restoration before opening it as a museum.

Posted February 25, 2017, by Lugnuts

Grab a camera and start shooting it and submit your pics to the webmaster. That's how all the rest of the volunteers got started up here!

Posted February 24, 2017, by Nola Yovich (nojovic [at] aol [dot] com)

Please post some photos of this grand edifice

Posted February 11, 2017, by KodakMoment (cndy5872 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have lots of information that I found about this house. If you are interested, please email me. Thanks!

Posted February 7, 2017, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This mill is definitely shut down and has not been operational since 1976. A vast majority of it has been demolished as a major fire ravaged it in 2000, right before I moved here. Perhaps you are thinking of the Mayo Mill in Rockingham County, NC? (http://www.chriscrowder.com/avalon/story4.php)

Posted February 6, 2017, by Bill Eichelberger

The mill is or the name is? That's a pretty dead looking structure in Michael's picture.

Posted February 1, 2017, by Glen Bowman (gcbowman [at] ecsu [dot] edu)

NOT razed. It is still there. It is that brick building in the upper right corner.

Posted February 1, 2017, by Kailee Smith (smithkailee15 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This mill is still owned and working by a textile mill company.

Posted January 22, 2017, by Lynne Chapman (mn [dot] ikwe42 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think along with the Ranger Station,rather more importantly and significant is The Turtle Oracle and the story of 'Cut Foot Sioux'. It is considered an intaglio. The only information on this is from the Grand Rapids Herald Review article a few years back and by visiting the area and my Ojibwe (Chippewa) heritage.Please update your informaion.

Posted January 18, 2017, by Joe kieler (jkieler [at] supweld [dot] com)

Hi...

this is a great tool for the town of Dubuque and i was told the story a few years back but it was not complete so i looked it up and it is very cool but i know there are a lot of people living in Dubuque and driving thru that have no idea what it means. it would be great to let every one know the whole story not sure how either radio newspaper a contest a saying on the calendar something is it great any ways i every morning and night i check it out thanks.

Posted January 17, 2017, by dana and kay

Congratulations to frequent contributor Chester for bringing Harvey Mountain bridge to "light". His efforts directly led to this bridge winning the coveted Othmar H Ammann award for best kept secret. Keep up the great work and thanks for all your contributions to here and bridgehunter

Posted January 15, 2017, by Anonymous

It should be noted That Forman in its heyday had grown to include A Hotel with a Restaurant, a fright house,(3) general stores, (2) depot section houses, (1) Church, a School, and (30) houses in the village.

Posted January 13, 2017, by Jim Allen (choochoojim [at] gmail [dot] com)

Oops, now fixed.

Posted January 10, 2017, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The picture shown above is not the Marquette Harbor Light Station. The picture shown is actually the Presque isle Harbor Breakwater Light which was listed on the NRHP in 2016.

Posted January 7, 2017, by Randy Hatton (CBHBOYS [at] Gmail [dot] com)

This house is the Tebbs House , Maj. John Martin house is North of here on the same road on the opposite side.

Posted December 31, 2016, by Athena Pagedas (apagedas [at] wi [dot] rr [dot] com)

The building on 506 Commercial St. use to be a Topic Cafe in

late 1920's. There were two brothers Gust Pagedas, James Pagedas, cousin Sam Perdaris, and Christ Anagnostopoulos were the owners of the Topic Cafe. They used to live upstairs when they were single. Will Roger used to stop by at the Topic Cafe for a cup of coffee. William Allen White also was a customer.

After World War II was over,the Topic Cafe gave free dinner to the welcome home soldiers. Topic Cafe was closed in 1947 and Rothfelder purchased Topic Cafe and renamed as Rothfelder Cafe.

Posted December 31, 2016, by Athena Pagedas (apagedas [at] wi [dot] rr [dot] com)

The building on 506 Commercial St. use to be a Topic Cafe in

late 1920's. There were two brothers Gust Pagedas, James Pagedas, cousin Sam Perdaris, and Christ Anagnostopoulos were the owners of the Topic Cafe. They used to live upstairs when they were single. Will Roger used to stop by at the Topic Cafe for a cup of coffee. William Allen White also was a customer.

After World War II was over,the Topic Cafe gave free dinner to the welcome home soldiers. Topic Cafe was closed in 1947 and Rothfelder purchased Topic Cafe and renamed as Rothfelder Cafe.

Posted December 28, 2016, by Robert Harper (annh5060 [at] aol [dot] com)

I am new at this tablet stuff. My entry about my great grandfather Charles Klepzig owning Alley Spring was entered without the expected identification or E mail address. sorry. Robert O Harper.

Posted December 28, 2016, by Anonymous

I am Robert O Harper,son of W.O.(Oscar)Harper,dads mother was Elizabeth (Lizzy) Jane Klepzig Harper. My grandmothers father was Charles Klepzig who owned Alley Spring and the mill around 1880 to 1890. I went to Delaware school for the 7th and 8th grade. I graduated. High school in Birch Tree in 1948. When going to Delaware school, my teachers were Eula Davis and Edna Staples of the store at Alley Spring.

Posted December 27, 2016, by Robin Feltham Mastley (rmastley [at] att [dot] net)

I know that John Bond built the house and Col John Bates married Hepiziah Bond. How did it leave the Bond-Bates Family? I am related to the Bates and Bonds thru Curran Maud Hartley whose father was John Curran Hartely and mother was Mary Eloise Bates. Mary Eloise's dad was John Pearson Bates Jr.

John Curran Hartley's dad was Lodwick Hartley.

Thank you for all the information.

Robin

Posted December 27, 2016, by Robert Harper (annh5060 [at] aol [dot] com)

I attended the one room school house in Delaware in 1942-44. Eula Davis was my 7th grade teacher. Edna Staples of the Alley store was my 8th grade teacher. Ms. Davis was the sister of Mr. Davis, the agriculture teacher in Birch Tree High School. I graduated high school in Birch Tree in 1948. We lived about 2 miles from Delaware off of highway "E" so we were in the Burkhart school district and had to pay tuition to them to attend Delaware school. Mayhans creek ran through the property where we lived. The janitor of the school quit so they offered the job to me. The pay was $3.00 a month. I told them I wouldn't work for that amount so we settled on $5.00 after being approved by Mr.Dave Pummill and Mr.Rader who were on the school board. My dad W.O.(Oscar)Harper went to the original Delaware school building before it burned in the early 1900s. I can't find out what was the last year school was held at Delaware. Birch Tree High School also burned later.

Posted December 12, 2016, by Michael Miller (michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This battlefield is centered on the Independent City of Petersburg and is located in Dinwiddie County, Independent City of Hopewell and Prince Georges County.

Posted December 3, 2016, by Mike Furlow (mfurlow73 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Deluge is a landmark? A few years ago, I saw the Deluge near Mandeville Louisiana rusting away. Has someone taken control of preserving the fireboat? I couldn't believe the condition the old boat was in.

Posted November 27, 2016, by James H. Hyatt (hyatt1944 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

On the 1876 Johnson Co. map shows Forman next to Cache river. I also have Mail from 1873 time span addressed to Forman. I have information saying Collingsburg came into play in 1812 changed to Ridenhower early in-order to get a post-office. I know not why the change to Forman, but according to my information it was changed in 1873. The saw-mill moved from Forman leaving the town with no means of support. It seems in this time-span the R.R. crossing took place maybe .6 of a mile to the East of where Forman stood, A town ensued again taking on the name of Ridenhower. At this point what was left of Forman relocated to Ridenhower. In August of 1911 again the name was changed to Forman. The town prospered and grew until the automotive industry started infringing on their means of support, the Railroad. People started using the Automobile for travel and transport. Illinois then built a good highway missing Forman by a few miles. One of the Rail roads shut down taking with it JOBS. People were forced to leave to support their family's. In 1957 a tornado hit Forman, destroying most of what was left. Again with no means of support the small town of Forman ceased to exist.

Posted November 27, 2016, by James H. Hyatt (hyatt1944 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

On the 1876 Johnson Co. map shows Forman next to Cache river. I also have Mail from 1873 time span addressed to Forman. I have information saying Collingsburg came into play in 1812 changed to Ridenhower early in-order to get a post-office. I know not why the change to Forman, but according to my information it was changed in 1873. The saw-mill moved from Forman leaving the town with no means of support. It seems in this time-span the R.R. crossing took place maybe .6 of a mile to the East of where Forman stood, A town ensued again taking on the name of Ridenhower. At this point what was left of Forman relocated to Ridenhower. In August of 1911 again the name was changed to Forman. The town prospered and grew until the automotive industry started infringing on their means of support, the Railroad. People started using the Automobile for travel and transport. Illinois then built a good highway missing Forman by a few miles. One of the Rail roads shut down taking with it JOBS. People were forced to leave to support their family's. In 1957 a tornado hit Forman, destroying most of what was left. Again with no means of support the small town of Forman ceased to exist.

Posted November 22, 2016, by An Anonymous Trammell Child (null [at] null [dot] com)

I know where this is my family owns it

Posted November 12, 2016, by Joe H. (joethephotog [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just to note that the old theater was torn down to make room for this apartment complex for seniors.

Posted November 11, 2016, by Anonymous

See www.abolitionhall.com for a short documentary about this homestead.

Posted November 6, 2016, by Jeanie Fredlund (jcfredlund1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thank you for the information Scott J!

Posted November 5, 2016, by Marie E Erickson (marie [dot] lisa119 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My grandfather was Arthur C Brandt-owner with my grandmother, Emma B Brandt of the Klepzig Mill Site from 1935 till the late 1960s when the National Park Service took possession. At the time of the takeover, Grandpa and Grandma owned 640acres of land there. Their nearest neighbors were the Weaver brothers and the Roberts family down by the Current River. The Brandt farmhouse was a large log house/cabin with 3 fireplaces, running water electricity(DC),from the now-broken down dam and the mill house, which we grandchildren called the "powerhouse". When we reached a certain age we were allowed to run the dam gates, flume and powerhouse turbine. Included were the car batteries for the D.C. STORAGE. In the basement of the house was a Kohler gas generator for a few appliances run on AC. The running water was pumped up from the spring house next to the road and dam. The house/cabin was about 3500 square.ft.and built of large pine logs harvested in the area. It also had forced air heat from an oil-burner furnace. No air-conditioner was needed due to thick log walls and large airy attic to keep heat out of main living areas. The dam was blown out by logs rushing downstream after a very bad thunderstorm and copious rain. Sandbags were used temporarily but eventually, Grandpa got Howell-Oregon electric CoOp to run power in to replace his D.C power plant. The mill was now unused for the first time in its history. The Brandt farm was a showplace for its time and hosted several well-known guests,such as Sen.Suart Simington and comedian Fred Allen. The log house was burned down in the early 1970s by the locals to prevent the Park service from placing a Park ranger residence in the house. Later the original Klepzig house was burned down as well as other outbuildings. SOMEONE wanted the place to be kept primitive and unnoticed by the general public. Unfortunately for them that is not possible now with the notoriety of the mill. Our family suspects that there was hope of conducting illegal activities on such a remote piece of land, such as poaching,moonshine, marijuana growing, etc.Thank God that it is now so famous and better protected. It was our family refuge for many years. No phone, poor radio reception. Just pure isolation from big-city life. Cherished times.

Posted October 30, 2016, by Helen Martin (Hdhobm [at] yahoo)

My great grandmother had a picture of this place. She had written on it "Once owned and home of H??? K??is Graves." Graves was her family name. Does anyone have further information about the Graves family living here?

Posted October 24, 2016, by Bill Graber (foursecretary [at] aol [dot] com)

I meant not in Jersey County.

Posted October 24, 2016, by Bill Graber (foursecretary [at] aol [dot] com)

This should be in Vermilion county, not Greene County. Danville is the County Seat of Vermilion


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