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Monday, January 12, 2009

Part Two - The View From My Neck of the Woods


This is the view from one of two (main) bridges in my little town. This is looking back toward the downtown core. When I say core, I mean the main drag, with not one, not two, but three traffic lights. All within a three block radius.

This little town is called the 'Stonetown', if you look at the buildings along the river you can see why the town has been called this. In the riverbank and along the banks of this river, limestone was close to the surface, it was quarried for building materials,

Many of these early nineteenth century buildings stand today, being the focal point of our town.







Along the river there is a pedestrian walkway, named appropriately the River Walk Way.



















The first documented settlers to arrive were in the early 1840's, most likely attracted by the area's natural resources. The river cascades over limestone ledges, providing the power to run pioneer mills.

People are proud of this community's heritage.

What heritage does your community boast?

18 comments:

Janet said...

One of the things about SA that make me sad is we do not have the kind of heritage or history that one finds in Europe, the States or Canada. I just love your little town! It's beautiful!

My Bizzy World said...

Thanks for sharing that about your little corner of the world.

carole

♥georgie♥ said...

wow those pics are amazing-1840's that is awesome

Jenn(ifer) said...

Wow, I love the pics!

Jillene said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!! Your blog is great!! What beautiful pictures!!

Brooke said...

Wow! So pretty. Looks like a tourist attraction, and definitely a place where photo ops abound!

hippo chick said...

I enjoyed the history lesson and the pictures. I don't think we have much history here in Marion, but someday I'll write about my hometown which is rich in history.

~hippo hugs~

Kelly said...

Great pictures!! We live in a nice little town flooded with history!! Our school classes take trips to the history museum each year to discover it!! Found your blog via Lori!! I am glad I stopped by!!

blueviolet said...

There is so much charm in your area. Love the pictures! I wish there were a bit more charm in my little town. Some of the neighboring communities, perhaps, but mine is just too small to have anything that even stands out.

Yaya said...

Beautiful! Love the stone!

We live right along the Erie Canal.

Laurie in Ca. said...

These are beautiful pictures Pam. I love the old history of places and the preservation of all things historical. I guess the closest historical place near us here at the coast is the Mission San Juan Capistrano about 5 miles inland. You know where the swallows return every year? Maybe not. San Clemente 5 miles south of us has a lot of history in the spanish building and houses. Dana Point to the north of us was known for Richard Henry Dana and the fur trading that took place from the cliffs above the ocean. The best thing here is the Pacific Ocean two blocks away. It never gets boring. I have missed you on my blog girl.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Jen said...

I went to Virginia Tech where all the buildings are made of the stone found in the mountains (we call it hokie stone). Reminds me of your town. I tagged you for a pets meme if you're interested.

Kerri said...

Hi there...my hometown has the heritage of having one of the oldest WA lighthouses and it's a site for Chief Sealth signing a treaty. My mom has lived in the same town for 68 years and I LOVE going home....trying to buy some property there before too long. Thanks for visiting my blog. Teaching went well today....well for the first half of the day, fantastic for the second half of the day! Two different kindergarten classes and I just had a better feeling for the work this afternoon. The kids were GREAT!!! Tomorrow it's 1st grade and then 5th grade!

MarciaBrady said...

Hi Pam. I've been trying for a few days now to leave a comment, but I couldn't see your verification word, so we'll see if it works this time!

Thanks for your words of encouragement...I needed it!!

MarciaBrady said...

BTW: It's so pretty there!! I've always wanted to visit Canada...maybe one day!

Megan said...

How cool!

I know nothing about my town except that it's growing at a rapid pace! lol

Thanks so much for the compliment. Wow. =) Thanks for stopping by today.

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

What great pics! I love that your community has so much history in it.
Thanks so much for following my blog and for entering my giveaway. Looking forward to getting to know you better!
Have a great night!

Momma Mango said...

I love reading about history stuff! :) thanks for sharing. My town is the former home of the late, great Mayo doctors. :) Some neat history there, too.