O-HI-O!

Ohio barns

Crossed into Ohio Tuesday. I was under the weather with a toothache. I had cracked a tooth from a pebble in the bean pot back in New Mexico. The tooth began to give me problems (i.e. pain) in Indiana and so I walked into a dentist office in Blufton and had it tended to. With a toothache I totally forgot the rest of my pains. I was really worn out, but feel much better now with the use of an antibiotic this week.

Ohio is a much bigger state to traverse. After 5 days of walking, it will take another week to fully traverse. Nervous about my time … I have 35 days left to reach New York City. I am walking the old Lincoln Highway. It is the oldest transcontinental highway built for the automobile. It made its way from New York City to San Francisco and is just 100 years old. The road has been rebuilt and modified on numerous occasions. I am traveling the older existing route but I think it dates the 1940’s/1950’s. There are a few examples of older routes in some of the towns I walk through. It’s so hard imagining our current interstate lifestyle of auto mobility is barely 100 years old. Before that it was the train, a beast, or your feet that got you from one place to another. Oh but if those feet could become our primary mobility resource.

 

Kewpee's hamburger stand in Lima Ohio

Kewpee’s hamburger stand in Lima Ohio

People's March reminder

People’s March reminder

Newest highway 30 near Sandusky

Newest highway 30 near Sandusky

Original highway 30 in Upper Sandusky

Original highway 30 in Upper Sandusky

Farm implements near Upper Sandusky

Farm implements near Upper Sandusky

First transcontinental automobile route ... Barely 100 years ago

First transcontinental automobile route … Barely 100 years ago

Corn hole tournament in Kirby Ohio

Corn hole tournament in Kirby Ohio

6 thoughts on “O-HI-O!

  1. David Cohron

    At my age I just have them yank them out, tooth that is.
    Good documentary photography. Are you using your cell phone ?
    Take care Steve, as usual you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Betty Norment

    I’m so glad you could get some help! Hopefully, that will take care if it!

    I’ve always wondered about Sandusky, Ohio. Is it a pretty town? I did a dramatic interpretation in college from a short story called “I’m a Fool” and the setting was Sandusky, Ohio.

    Interesting highway story ! A wealth of information you are getting. Thank goodness you are writing things down!

    Best to you! Hope you can keep on your timeline!

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  3. Erika Bond

    I’ve been thinking about you, wondering how far across Ohio you’ve gotten! Keep those feet going, you CAN do it 😀

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  4. Tom & Libby

    Hi Steve, sorry about the toothache. Aren’t antibiotics wonderful when you really need them? Hope this finds you feeling much better and back
    up to speed!! Beautiful day in H’son. 79 degress with a high of 82 today. Missing you and Pat.

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  5. Joan Hoffman

    Steve, I’ve been in CA sort of near your point of departure. When I flew back across the US I took more notice of the distance. Cannot imagine covering those miles on foot. Certainly have enjoyed your narratives and photographs. Will the rally in NYC be your final destination? Take care. If Pat is with you, tell her hello – and we miss her, too!
    Love to you both, Joan

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