Orwell’s man of adventure and the circus
There must be something in the blood of Scotsmen that makes them successful as circus owners.
Sir Henry’s last ride
For more than 120 years, a white marble circus horse has stood in Windsor Township as reminder of both the glory days of mud circuses and a tragic romance.
The Main legacy
Despite the devastating loss in the Tyrone, Pa., train wreck of May 30, 1893, Walter L. Main quickly rebuilt his circus and kept virtually all of its engagements beyond Tyrone.
Tragedy at McCann’s Crossing
Frank Train had grown wearly of traveling with the Walter L. Main Monster Show, based in Geneva City and Trumbull Township.
Geneva’s ‘Main’ attraction
Elephants, tigers, lions and horses.
Railroad, disaster birthed hospital
The Great Lakes shipping industry in the mid-1800s was fraught with losses of both human life and property.
In the history of railroading in Northeast Ohio, it was a matter of poetic justice paid forward.
Was Effie Neely on the Pacific Express No. 5?
Was Effie Neely the last survivor of the Ashtabula Bridge Disaster when she died in 1960 at the age of 101?
Ashtabula Horror left many interesting crumbs on history’s table
Over the past century, many stories relating to the Ashtabula Bridge Disaster, Dec. 29, 1876, have emerged. Here is a sampling of these tales as we wrap up the first 65 years of Ashtabula County history in our Odd Tales series.
The Ashtabula Horror
One hundred thirty-five years after the Ashtabula Horror occurred, the facts of the event are well established, yet mists of mystery and stains of shame remain.
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