The Presbyterian church is very strong in this corner of Ohio, and in Cadiz there is a fine example of late 19th century red brick gothic church architecture. Further down Hwy 22 in a village called Nottingham is a well maintained wooden Presbyterian church of earlier vintage. As it turns out, both are related as the minister of the church in Cadiz preaches as both churches.
The old man drove past a variety of homes he thought Charles Manson might have once lived. The most agreed upon by the waitresses was a home across from the fairgrounds, a home widely believed to be haunted and appreciated by the community for recent renovation. The most popular idea was that Manson's mother was a whore, but in my appraisal of all these homes, I couldn't find any compelling architectural reason to believe that Manson had lived in any of them. Subsequently, my best on-line research effort could not tie any biographical connection to the town of Cadiz. Manson, was however, a native of Ohio, having been born to his 16 year old drifting mother at the Cincinnati County Hospital, and yet it's quite possible that the yard knitted by town's folk of Cadiz speak reality if the drifter Manson had stayed in town just a short while.
Clark Gable was an icon of the 40's and 50's, particularly with his heroic role in the Civil War epoch film Gone With The Wind, and he remains well remembered by American's. Gable's childhood home has been turned into a museum. Despite the clean appearance and good maintenance, it seems that Gable was born into a triplex. We didn't have time to determine though whether he lived in one of the two ground floor domiciles, or the second floor flat. I also paused to shoot an image of the residential street in winter.
Luggage and bags:
We pack for everything, I have been to Cadiz in Jan., Feb, June and Sept.
Always pack a light jacket at least.
We hit an ice storm one year in February.
Felt the chill in June but seen a blaze in September.
I would say it's a most unpredictable location, weather wise.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring a good pair of walking shoes, it's a small area and I have found I walk quite a bit each time I'm there.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I always take the basics no matter where I go.
Photo Equipment: Bring your own film unless you want to travel another 20 - 30 minutes to the nearest Wal-Mart to pick up a roll at a decent price.
There is a Rite Aid in the area and a few other stores, but you will pay more for what you get.
There are many places to see including Sally Buffalo Park, Faith Ranch, the Clark Gable Monument and the General Custer Monument. All of these great landmarks can be viewed in various surrounding communities within a 30 mile radius.
Fondest memory: good ole' fashion hunting and fishing.