Tag Archives: Ohio

When Chicago was an International Port

Posted on June 28, 2018

The photo shows Chicago’s Navy Pier, possibly in the early 1960s, with 5 ocean-going ships along side. It could handle 6. Note the skyline and the FDR Lake Shore Drive Bridge in the distance. This was just after the opening of the St Lawrence Seaway, a system of locks & canals that allowed ships from Continue Reading »

Celebrate President James A. Garfield this Christmas!

Posted on December 14, 2015

James A. Garfield is best known as the President who served the shortest time in office, He was sworn in as president in March 1881, shot by an assassin in July, and died in September. During his brief tenure, Garfield had many accomplishments including the strengthening of the Navy, cleaning up the corrupt Post Office Department, even Continue Reading »

Barry Greenblatt – “Loved by All” A Life Size Bobblehead!

Posted on June 5, 2015

What a tribute to a great guy! Barry Greenblatt started Barry Bagels in Toledo, OH in 1972 and built a little empire of 6 stores in NW Ohio. When he died of a heart attack in 2014, they honored him at his flagship store with a life size bobblehead statue with the inscription “Loved by Continue Reading »