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In 1817, a group of about 200 separatists left Germany to seek religious freedom on the frontier. They left everything familiar behind to raise families in a communal society. As parents farmed and practiced trades, children ages 3 and older lived in dormitories, attended school, and had their own responsibilities. How times have changed! Begin at the Zoar Store & Visitor’s Center ( 198 Main Street, Zoar, Ohio 44697 ) right when it opens at 10 a.m. Pick up a Growing Up in Zoar Quest brochure and res... More »
A Towpath was a Towing Path Bicyclists and walkers on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail today follow the same path that in the 1800s was used by mules and mule-drivers to pull canal boats—with some exceptions. Canal Fever , KSU Press, 2009 More »