In Coshocton we stumbled across the remains of a space that was the Park Hotel that burned down and is now a park area a project of the Pomerene Center of the Arts. It was an interesting space and I captured some interesting images. I didn’t find too much about the history of the Park Hotel. We also wandered into Roscoe Village and had a meal at the local tavern, which was interesting to say the least. The food was very good, the staff –not so excited to be there.
We drove around Cambridge, Ohio then headed toward Newcomerstown and meandered along the Tuscarawas River. In Newcomerstown we ran across an old factory –the former Simond’s Industries that caught fire in 2013. I was having a great time capturing images and exploring until I saw someone approaching- I thought oh no here we go – so I made a bee line for the car but didn’t quite get there before a gentleman who was dressed partially like Elvis quickly approached me. He had on the glasses, and the hair the jacket and gold jewelry but had jean’s shorts on. He immediately asked me if I knew who owned the property. I replied no guardedly and tried to remain friendly- he continued to tell us about how he was engaged to Elvis’s daughter and that they were purchasing the property to make it into another graceland and car museum then to my relief he wondered off and we bolted. Steve asked me why I didn’t pose for a picture with him- I was just glad to get away. But I did capture a couple pictures of him from a distance!
Finally we were going across the river and I noticed a pretty cool train trestle so I decided to jump out and capture some more images…..it looked safe enough. I got closer and walked out onto the trestle it was double wide with tracks on only one side and heavy limestone on the other half so I thought ok and headed out onto it. I got about half way across and about 20 ft above the river and all of a sudden I heard a noise and my left foot went right through the gravel and I could hear the stones hitting the water underneath me so I quickly yanked out my leg an leaped onto the railroad ties. This was enough excitement for me, and from there we headed home.