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Criss-Crossing Crane Creek

Yesterday was a perfect day for a hike down in Hocking Hills. It was decently cool (50°) but not uncomfortable, with a lot of leaves down so that the Blackhand sandstone and terrain could be seen, and there were still enough leaves to provide some nice color.

It was a perfect barefoot hike.

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Bare Feet Free The Soul

Here’s another one of those articles about bare feet that appeared during the Vietnam War. It’s written by Ward Cannel, who had a regular newspaper column. It appeared in the summer of 1967.

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The Buckeye Trail runs right through Hocking Hills State Park. Most folks are familiar with it as it runs through Old Man’s Cave to Cedar Falls, and then down to Ash Cave. But it also heads north from Old Man’s Cave to the Rappelling and Rock-climbing area of the State Forest.

I have hiked it only rarely, mainly because a lot of it was on a gravel road. But last week I hiked it again just for the heck of it and discovered that they’d rerouted it. And they’d done a nice job of it, too.

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The Ohio Ahistorical Society

Folks may remember from last summer (a year ago) that I had a bit of a dilemma deciding whether to renew my membership in the Ohio Historical Society. I’d been a member for 10 years, but they’d made a recent change.

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Saturday Comic

Our comic for today is from The Ryatts, a strip created by Cal Alley and that appeared from 1954 to 1994. This one was published June 21, 1957.

The Ryatts, June 21, 1957

The Ryatts, June 21, 1957

And I’m sure we all know why she has that blister in the first place . . .

 

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Barefoot Girls

Here’s a cute little column from 1916.

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Steps on Needle While Barefoot; Sues

Stores will often throw at barefooters a fear that the barefooter will step on something like a needle and sue them. Yet, if you look through court cases, such a lawsuit is really, really rare.

On top of that, the lawsuits that one does find, are never that simple. I have an example of that.

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