Meadowbrook RV Park
The weather forecast called for rain beginning this morning. I checked the website for the time of the Fort Steuben Frontier Days. They only had the dates, no times. We left around 9:30 am figuring it would probably start around 9 or 10. Parking wasn't a problem since upon arrival we found out it starts at 11 am.
While we were waiting and the weather wasn't bad we decided to walk the main streets and tour the murals. There are a total of 23 murals within an easy walk of the old downtown area.
Rotary/Unibank by Robert Dever.
This was the "Ohio Bell Telephone Exchange by artist Dan Sawatzky.
This one is titled "Old Reliance Firehouse." Bill is trying to make up to the ladies.
This one is titled "Market Street Mural."
Drug Store by David and Susan Frye.
Market Street Mural by Michael Wojczuk.
Franciscan University of Steubenville by Alan Wylie.
Stanton Park by Alan Wylie.
I picked up two brochures at the visitors center but there wasn't any information but the location, name and artist. I wanted to know who paid for them, how long it took to paint one and why they did it.
This is a replica of the fort. Fort Steuben was built to protect the surveyors of the Seven Ranges from hostile Indian attacks in 1786. The fort is one of two in the state of Ohio that has been reconstructed. The fort was abandoned in 1790.
The First Federal Land Office was built in 1801 to record the land deeds for the Northwest Territory. This was an original building.
The docents were very knowledgeable but Bill and I were disappointed that they weren't in period clothing.
This was the enlisted men's quarters.
Every fort has a blacksmith shop.
This was the officer's quarters. This was a portable bed for the officer. Bill asked if it was the first known RV.
I wanted a picture of this beaver because on the golf course the other day I saw one walking into the woods. I think it was bigger than this one.
It was another pleasant day and the rain never started until we were having dinner.
Maybe tomorrow we'll wash the rig or maybe not.