9/21/13 Saturday at Kimbolton, OH (Rocky Fork Ranch Resort-ROD)
Pouring rain. We slept in, mostly I did. I really wanted to go to the rodeo here, so even though I didn’t feel well, I still wanted to watch. Got the wash going (we had towels and sheets to do as well), then we went to the youth rodeo. We left the rodeo early, because I was so tired, achy, with
that sore throat as well.
John wanted to see the Zane Grey Museum and we found out the best time would be this afternoon. SO, after lunch, we drove there. The Zane Grey Museum really was 3 museums, also of the National Road and Zanesville/Roseville Pottery.
The National Road was proposed by George Washington (who was a surveyor at 16), to follow the capitals of some southern states. Built 1811 to 1838, from Cumberland, MD to Vandalia, IL (the capital until Lincoln had it moved to Springfield).
This road followed Ebenezer Zane’s Trace (path). Zanesville was named after him and Zane Grey was his grandchild. It became the current US Route 40 in the 1920’s when it was paved. This was displayed by a beautiful diorama.
Even with the pottery, (Zanesville was renowned for it’s clay and original pottery). I was ready to leave before John. On the way home we got groceries. At home I continued the laundry and took naps while John watched old TV shows. I worked on writing the blog after supper, concerned that I won’t remember what went on so long ago. It was a struggle, but I managed! I procrastinated doing the blog because I just haven’t felt well.
PS: At night potters would remove clay from the National Road (since good veins were exposed by the traffic). In the morning the people would note: Take care of that “potter’s hole”, now known as “potholes”.