Photo of Paint Street in 1910 – Note all the telephone poles and wires!
Below is a photo of the Chillicothe Police Department in 1910 – Including Officer Weingard – Courtesy of the Ross County Historical Society (visit there!)
Can you imagine dressing like these 5th graders? Can you imagine your teachers with hats like these? What factory in Chillicothe today carries on this manufacturing tradition?
Maybe the reason Cromwell Dixon had so much faith in Freddy Meyers was that Mr. Dixon flew a homemade dirigible himself as a young man (perhaps not a young as the boy in the photo). What do you think is different or the same about how parents treat risky behavior today versus 1910?
Pat Medert’s Two Page History of Chillicothe and Ross County (.pdf)