Scenery

Standard Oil Company, Rural Indiana

Standard Oil was an American oil company founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1870. It was the largest oil refinery of its time. In 1911, Standard Oil was ruled a monopoly and broken up. Standard Oil was split into thirty-four companies, one of which was Standard Oil of Indiana (which later became Amoco).

My wife and I take frequent day road trips throughout Northeast Indiana, Southern Michigan, and Northwest Ohio. We are always on the lookout for photography opportunities. Recently, we came upon an old Standard Oil delivery truck rusting away along a rural Indiana highway.

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Wilson’s Sandwich Shop, Findlay, Ohio

Wilson’s Sandwich Shop, located at 600 South Main Street in downtown Findlay, Ohio, is one of my favorite places to eat when I am in Findlay and have a craving for a hamburger. While Wilson’s burgers certainly don’t  quite measure to those served up at nearby Alexandria’s Gastropub, there’s something familiar and comforting about a Wilson’s sandwich.  Established in 1936, little has changed at Wilson’s since my high school days in the 1970s. And that’s fine with me. I enjoy eating at  Wilson’s because I don’t have to think about what I want to order. Hamburger, please, with ketchup, mustard, onion, and pickle.

The next time you find yourself hungry as you travel along I-75 near Findlay, Ohio, exit and make your way downtown to Wilson’s Yes, you will pass Wendy’s and McDonald’s, and a host of other fast food restaurants, but leave them for another day and eat at Findlay’s oldest sandwich shop.

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Bicycle Barn, Rural Southern Michigan

Highways are what people use to get from point a to point b in as little time as possible. I am not much of a highway guy. I much prefer leisurely drives on back roads with the position of the sun guiding my travel to some nondescript small Midwestern community. My wife and I have taken countless trips where we had no clear destination in mind. Recently, on our back roads wandering to South Haven, Michigan, Polly and I stumbled upon a barn covered with old bicycles. I told Polly at the time, I wonder WHY someone attached the bicycles to the barn? What was their reasoning on the day they decided to attach the first biped manual motoring machine to their barn? We humans are a funny lot, not that I am complaining. We all do things that others might find strange or humorous. Each to their own, I say, even if that means you want to hang bicycles on the front of your barn.

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‘Shoe Tree’ Along Rural Northeast Indiana Road

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On one of our recent road trips, my wife and I came upon an interesting site along a rural Northeast Indiana road. Enjoy!

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