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    The Lebanon Station

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Lebanon is in the heart of Turtle Township, named for the famous Indian chief, LIttle Turtle. Departing from the Lebanon Station in downtown Lebanon, the Turtle Creek and Lebanon Railway offers one hour rail excursions with panoramic views of pastures, woods, and the rippling Turtle Creek. It follows track originally laid in 1880 on the CL&N line. Diesel/electric locomotives pull four enclosed passenger coaches, built around 1930, and a popular open gondola car. We enjoyed this excursion on a Sunday Mother's Day afternoon and vowed to come back someday and bring the grandchildren.

    The train operates weekends April through December. Check the website for times as they may vary. There is a gift shop in the station.

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    Beautiful state/historic park. Filled with walking trails, Indian mounds, and a terrific overlook. It has a museum describing the Indians that inhabited the area, as well.

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    The Golden Lamb

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Mar 20, 2004

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    Established in 1803, The Golden Lamb is Ohio's oldest inn and restaurant. It has fed and bedded famous 19th century notables such as Charles Dickens, Henry Clay, and at least ten American presidents. Planning of Ohio's statehood, canals, railroads and the War of 1812 all took place in this legendary hostelery.

    This was also the memorable site of Karen's 49th birthday dinner, Dec. 17. Decorated and aglow for the holidays, there was an especially festive air about the place. After dinner we led ourselves on a self guided tour of the hotel where displays tell of the inn's history and of many of the notable guests who have visited and historical events which have transpired here.

    Favorite Dish: When at the Golden Lamb we eat lamb of course. We love it with creamed potatoes and green mint jelly. For desert we shared the chocolate cheesecake.

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    Karen at a Reconstructed Hut at Ft. Ancient

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 13, 2004

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    Seven miles southeast of Lebanon on St. Rt. 350 is Fort Ancient State Memorial. Preserved are 18,000 feet of earthen walls built by American Indians 2,000 years ago. Portions of the walls were used with the Sun and Moon to provide the ancient peoples a calendar. A modern museum here portrays 15,000 years of American Indian history in the Ohio River Valley.

    This is a wonderful place to picnic, hike, explore, and contemplate the ages. Admission is: Adult - $6.00, Student - $2.00, and children through 5-years-old, free. Hours vary, so check the web site for the latest openings.

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