Weird Ohio: Your Travel Guide to Ohio's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
, 2005 - Reference
- 286 pages
Ah, Ohio, so nice and normal. We have apple pie heroes like Hopalong Cassidy, Neil Armstrong, Thomas Edison, and Doris Day. Our state bird is the jaunty and ever popular cardinal, and our state flower is the carnation, found in the buttonholes of politicians and bridegrooms everywhere. We started America rolling by opening the country's first gas station, and we have a museum dedicated to America's music, rock and roll. Why, we're just so all-American normal, it can bring a tear to the eye. Okay, fine. But there's something else we have a whole lot of, and that's...weirdness. Yes, the Buckeye State has lots and lots of strange people and unusual sites, and they burst forth from every page of this, the biggest, most bizarre collection of Ohio stories ever assembled; Weird Ohio. Our weird quotient is so high that we needed three authors to put this book together. With cameras and notepads in hand, James Willis, Andrew Henderson, and Loren Coleman traveled the highways, byways, hills, and dales of our fair state, seeking out the odd and the offbeat. And they found it. Whether it's ghosts at Ohio State, a slew of screaming bridges, Frogman, a witches' grave, or a flying cigar, our fearless authors have researched the stories with care and present them here for you, fellow admirers of the weird.