This week we go underground in Ohio on an Ohio Road Trip…
On a hot late spring day how about an Ohio Road Trip to a place where the temperature is always 54 degrees and you get to see the underbelly of the Buckeye State?
The Seneca Caverns near Bellevue, named one of Ohio’s Natural Landmarks by former Governor George Voinovich, is perhaps the most “natural” commercial cave in the state and one of the most unusual in the country. It has been called the “Caviest Cave in America”.
The caverns in the flat farmland of northwest Ohio were discovered in 1872 by two farm boys who were out hunting. Originally known as “Goods Cave” it was named for the family that owned the farm where the discovery had been made. For years it was just a local curiosity. That all changed in 1929 when attorney Don Bell came to town.
Read the rest of this story in the Saturday, May 16th Plain Dealer or go to their web site: www.cleveland.com
We have also updated our “Neil on the Road” page this weekend with a journey to the Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus, a visit to the Ohio Governor’s Residence to meet the First Lady of Ohio, Frances Strickland and we wrap up this update with some pictures from an appearance at the annual Friends of the Mayfield Regional Library that was held at the Villa di Borrally in Richmond Heights.