It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Chapter 8, Page 10, Book 13




This is the Ohio River looking from the West Virginia side toward East Liverpool




TRAVEL LOG - 2ND ENTRY

We hoped to get the eastern section of the highway done on the first day and we did, but we did not see all we wanted to.  Heavy rains and trouble understanding all the directions prevented us from seeing all of it.



Traveling west from East Liverpool reveals an old town that holds the survey marker for the entire Seven Ranges of the Northwest Territory. 




This community of about 13,000 citizens is located along the Ohio River, ideally situated about an hour west of Pittsburgh and two hours southeast of Cleveland

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This is the Fiesta Factory Outlet located in Newell, West Virginia



The ceramics industry was also founded here. East Liverpool area is still home to three major potteries: the Hall China Company, Pioneer Pottery, and the Homer Laughlin China Company, which is the Fiesta outlet, located just across the river in Newell, West Virginia.  



The pictures below are the treasures I found to buy at the Fiesta Outlet.




I thought that since this pitcher is a classic it was one thing I needed to take home with me and then I saw these cute dishes for fall so I got them too.




Eastern Ohio takes you through the Appalachian foothills, small towns, and sections of the earliest brick paving of the original highway.



We also saw the Ceremics Museum in downtown East Liverpool.  It's located in what used to be their Main Post Office building.




We went through or by the towns of Lisbon, Minerva,  Canton and Massillon and then headed for home.  We'll be touring the western section of the Lincoln Highway next.

Will be sharing more tomorrow...

2 comments:

jack69 said...

Very interesting entry. Did not know that Ceramics was so big here with as much history. Thanks.
Enjoyed the trip.
I especially enjoyed the family pictures on the side bar. Neat family.
Hugs from Ohio Farm country near Dayton.

Chatty Crone said...

I really enjoyed your trip so nice to go with you! I forgot you lived in Ohio. My son does too. The rain has been awful. Hope you had a great trip. sandie