Squirrel Migration: Happy Fat ...

May 22, 2014 by

Squirrel Migration: Happy Fat Times Meriwether Lewis, descending the Ohio River to meet William Clark before heading west to...

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Getting Fast in Georgetown: Ca...

Apr 19, 2014 by

  September 5, 1803   At daybreak the fog lay heavily on the river as it had nearly every morning since Capt. Meriwether...

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Little Beaver Bridge

Apr 13, 2014 by

LITTLE BEAVER BRIDGE: Our Forgotten Village Craig Wetzel   In the warm months, it is hard to believe a village was once there....

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Aerial View of the Imaginactor...

Jan 6, 2012 by

Aerial View of the Imaginactory I sketched this last week and then colored it in Photoshop. Eventually, I hope to have close-up views...

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Gary Cooper, Merle Oberon, and...

Dec 30, 2011 by

Rube Elder’s bachelorhood has nothing to do with the orientation of his desires and everything to do with his passionate love...

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Little Bull Burson

Dec 7, 2011 by

“Little Bull” Burson was a youth of much promise before falling from the second-story Burson living quarters’...

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How Gertillia Backslid

Dec 5, 2011 by

Gertillia Mayberry backslid one Christmas Eve. Aunt Ada considered her a close friend before the conflagration but afterwards said...

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Cornucopia Prym

Nov 28, 2011 by

Mom always said the Roderick and Karen Pryms were hippies and first consummated while camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains of...

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What Price Your Soul?

Nov 9, 2011 by

John Blue’s brother, whom everyone calls “Old Man” Blue even though they’re twins, hadn’t been to church for...

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The Girl Who Lost Her Heart

Oct 25, 2011 by

Abigail Padden located the following transcript one afternoon while helping me unpack boxes at the Imaginactory, surprisingly enough...

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Hip-hop Amish

Sep 28, 2011 by

Otto Hopp told Abigail Padden he saw Herman Yost on a cell phone one night, behind the Angel’s Rest,[1] talking to his second...

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Ponder Keen

Sep 24, 2011 by

Nippy’s old coon dog Ponder lives on the crest of the ridge behind Nippy’s house, in a doghouse by the hedgerow that divides one...

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Abigail Padden, Hog-slopper

Sep 21, 2011 by

Pap would say there were two kinds of female beauty: beautiful and knows it, the kind of woman who always looks good, who clanks and...

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Night View of the Keen, Yost, ...

Sep 17, 2011 by

Pictured above is the area of Sycamore Shadows known by locals as “Amish Town,” a name which Nippy Keen objects to since...

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Nippy Keen: Revolutionary War ...

Sep 14, 2011 by

Nippy says his many greated grandfather fought with General Nathanael Greene in the southern campaign of the American Revolution....

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A Night in the Dog Box

Sep 10, 2011 by

Curly and Adelphie Dowd had a pretty big fight one night – bigger than normal.  He’d been coon hunting and drinking and...

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Leaving St. Petersburg

Sep 8, 2011 by

Billy Hodges wasn’t much of a fisherman because he always believed there were more fish around the bend. We used to fish...

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Keen’s Gas Station

Sep 3, 2011 by

From the Imaginactory Archives This gas station, the first and only one in town, was owned by Ebenezer Keen (Nippy Keen’s...

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The Violent Amish and the Vali...

Aug 27, 2011 by

Each autumn my mother says to Dad, “Why don’t we drive over to Amish country?” which means Holmes County, Ohio....

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Cartography: Map of Sycamore S...

Aug 24, 2011 by

The Imaginactory is proud to present the first comprehensive map of the town of Sycamore Shadows. Prints of the map suitable for...

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Gertilia Mayberry Ruins Pap...

Aug 17, 2011 by

It seems unfair that Gertilia Mayberry burned her house down and my family and most of the town has to suffer because of it, but...

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View From Laughlin’s Bri...

Aug 13, 2011 by

  This photo was taken in the 1920s from “Laughlin’s Bridge,” looking downstream on Little Beaver Creek, about...

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