Monday, October 20, 2008

My World #1

This is the first posting for the new meme My World. It is hosted by Klaus, Tom, Ivar, Wren, Sandy, Mac and myself. I would like you to check out what we have to offer in the opportunity to show our world to you and we would like to see your world.

I would like to give a little bit of information about the world I live. I live in Kent, Ohio, USA which is in the North East corner of Ohio. My corner of Ohio is bordered by Lake Erie to the North, Pennsylvania to the East. Ohio is bordered by West Virginia and Kentucky to the South and Indiana to the West. We are in the mid-west of the USA.
The county I live in is Portage County and Kent is part of Franklin Township. Kent is in the furthest Western portion of the county and central to the county line. An important thing about Kent is it is a college town and the home of Kent State University. Kent has 29,000 people and the university has 24,000 students. There may be some overlap in the count so I consider that Kent's size, city/college, to be about 40,000 people. Kent is the largest city in the county.

The largest building in city proper of Kent is the grain mill. You can see the silos at the front.
The railroad tracks are behind the mill and can be loaded there. You can see the tube feeding the railroad car.
The largest building on campus is the Kent State University Library.
It is an impressive building and is in the Student Center complex area.
I did want to show you that we have small structures also. This is on a main State Route through Kent and seems to be a one room house. My oldest daughter always joked that someday she was going to live in that house. She never did fulfill her wish.
This is the start of your visit to my world to Kent and my area of Ohio.

70 comments:

mirage2g said...

You got a really lovely 'world' Ill join this meme too!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Interesting post, and a great start for My World Tuesday :-)

Warren Baker said...

F.G. What a great post. It's nice to see the 'real' America, and especially the 'real' mid-west. Over here, us 40+ age group were brought up on the diet of the colt .45, and tumbleweeds!!

Lapa37 said...

Thanks for sharing your corner of the world with us.I will put mine up tomorrow I just need to get some pictures of my neighborhood.Next week I will have a good one for you though we are going to go out to Durham where Duke university and hospital are.

Darla said...

Thank you for sharing a part of your world. I am considering joining this meme.

Marcos Santos said...

Hey Fish!

Hoje vou escrever em português.
Gostei do seu mundo e também da iniciativa do novo Meme. Acho que nos conheceremos melhor, a partir de agora.

Um forte abraço, meu amigo.
do Marcos

Louise said...

Interesting post. This is going to be a fun meme!

Denise BC said...

Hi Fishing Guy
Their interesting, is a place with great story to tell us.
hugs, Denise

kjpweb said...

That really is pretty cool! The last one - is that the Governor's Mansion?
;)
Cheers, Klaus

Your EG Tour Guide said...

FG,
I knew you lived on Ohio but didn't realize you're so close to Lake Erie. I look forward to hearing more about Kent and the rest of your area!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

how wonderful to see these shots I am a transplant from Canton Ohio. My older sisters went to Kent State and were there during the time of the riots. I still pause for a moment in the first of May to think of that time. I will so look forward to your posts I have been gone form there since 1977 but I do get back to visit

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Fishing Guy...
I've enjoyed my virtual tour around Kent and I look forward to more my friend

Sara G said...

Nice post and great photo's!
Take care

CrazyCath said...

This is a great idea and I get to find out more about my friends and where they live! Over here Kent is a county. It's strange to think of it as a city.
Thanks for sharing.

RuneE said...

Sometime large and something small - it all goes together to make us what we are.

Carletta said...

Great start to your meme FG!
I little cleanup, a little paint, some window boxes and that little house would be a charmer!

Reader Wil said...

Thanks so much to show us around in Kent! I am looking forward to seeing more of it!

Rose said...

I sure enjoyed this visit...very nice post.

ewok1993 said...

Now this is what I call a good cybertour. Thanks.

Pernille said...

A very interesting post! Wonderful start for My World Tuesday:)

Wren said...

My sister-in-law attended kent state, but that was long before I met her (or my now-husband). Thanks for introducing us to your world.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for showing us a bit of your part of Ohio. Look forward to more with this new meme.

Texas Travelers said...

I enjoyed the visit around Kent. Looking forward to more.

Thanks for your visit,
Troy and Martha
.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Interesting places in your area. Can't wait to see more. Give me time and I'll join in. Too many irons in the fire right now.

piedmontperspective said...

A very interesting post about your corner of the world with wonderful photos! The grain silos are really impressive.

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Wonderful tour.

Denise said...

I really enjoyed your post about your part of the world. This is going to be a fun meme and I hope I will be able to join in when I get something organized. In the meantime I have enjoyed improving my knowledge and your photos are always great.

Dorothy said...

Hi Fishing Guy,
Interesting post. I think is going to be a fun thing.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful your World. But your World is bigger than your home. You own lakes,rivers and oceans for fishing.
Thanks for share your beautiful World.
Luiz Ramos

leslie said...

Thanks for telling us about where you live. It's great to read about it along with the photos. This is going to be fun. Come on over to visit! :D

Arija said...

Thank you for hosting this new and wonderful venture. Isn't it amazing how a university can be the life blood and cultural centre around which a township flourishes.
Lovely cottage your daughter aspired to. It is never too late, she may still attain her wish.
Enjoy the world!

Tom said...

Hi Tom- Thanks for the memories! No, if I only could place that house. Is it on St. Rt. 59 west of town, on the north side of the road? That is just a guess, but it seems like I have seen this one.

Ok....Now, I think I changed my mind. How about on St. Rt. 59 on the other side of town, as you are coming from Ravenna!? I think that is where it is...if I'm remembering correctly.

Tom

Carver said...

Great shots and a good post to orient us towards your part of the world.

SandyCarlson said...

What a range of sizes. Those silos tell me what else goes on in Ohio! Beautiful shots, friend. Thanks.

Mary said...

Interesting! This is a part of Ohio that I'm not really familiar with, although I've heard of Kent State. Looks like small towns all over the midwest :-) I'm glad you shared this look at your town. Looks like a great place to live.

ChrissyM said...

Thank you for all the history on your part of the world. Great photo's, were off to an awesome start!

Jack and Joann said...

FG, could you teach two old dogs like Jack and I how to participate in this meme? I'm so dumb I don't even know where to start. Well, maybe I should begin with what in H is a blog meme?

I've never been to Kent, Ohio but tragically like almost everyone else the first thing that crosses my mind is the Kent State massacres. I think that occured while I was teaching on Okinawa and when I saw the dead students lying on the campus lawn in the photo on the front page of the STARS AND STRIPES newspaper I'll never forget the thought that crossed my mind: what in heaven's name is going on in my buckeye state? I guess some crazy things went on back in the good old days too. LOL.

I love photos of barns, silos and elevators but we don't have any in little Haymarket, Va. What we have in abundance is lots of brand new construction all around town and on the roadways. If I participate, I will have to wear a hardhat while taking pics.

Lawstude said...

Thanks for the wonderful trip around your place. So very much different from my place but I do wanna share my place also to you. Great job.

TSannie said...

Wonderful! Is that grain elevator/mill still in use? I'm from MO and remember those - you surely don't see them here in CT!
Love this new meme - thanks for the idea.

John said...

Lovely shots and great posting, FG!
Thanks for sharing.

alicesg said...

Very interesting part of the world where you lived. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us. Have a nice day.

Pietro said...

This is a very interesting sequence of views. I enjoy it a lot!

Shionge said...

Hey thank you FG for sharing Your World :) I have always enjoyed the different landscape whenever I visit America

Rural Writer said...

Enjoyed the pictures. Great glimpse of the real, down-to-earth America. I've never been to Kent, so it was interesting to get a peek into what it's like.

evlahos said...

you live in a very interesting place with lot of contrast

chrome3d said...

Those silos look so white and clean against the sky. I´m sorry that your daughter has to live some place else than her dreamhouse!

The Great Ethan Allen said...

lake Erie has huge walleye. They used to anyway.

Susan said...

I LOVE THE CONTRASTING COLOURS IN THE FIRST FRAME. THE RED BRICK, THE WHITE SILOS AND THE BLUE SKY. WERE YOU CONCIOUSLY POSTING PATRIOTISM? THE OLD RED, WHITE AND BLUE?
THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN. I CANT WAIT TILL NEXT WEEK!

Fish Whisperer said...

Great post FG. I will atenpt to join a little later. Just too much going on.
Cheers

auringonkukka =) said...

beautiful images Town!
have a nice week!

Shellmo said...

thank you for the tour! Interesting to see kent univ.

Mar said...

What a treat to see so many different parts of the world in one afternoon!
Thanks for a great concept and meme.
Enjoyed seeing a bit of Ohio and looking forward to seeing more pictures.

The Birdlady said...

Nice tour, Tom..Thanks.

AphotoAday said...

So you live near Kent State? Interesting...
And that has to be one of your larger grain elevators -- imagine how many rail cars it could fill...

JC said...

KSU certainly has its history. I grew up in Northern Ohio, love the area and hope to get back there someday.

Terrific shots!

Agring said...

That's cool photos and wonderful place to visit!

TCKK said...

You asked me the population of our town. It's almost 20,000. Thanks for your comment.

Anita said...

Wonderful... and I love the little house! :)

Prairie Visions

The Tile Lady said...

I loved reading about your corner of the world, and seeing the photos! So interesting! Thanks, you guys, for starting My World Tuesdays--it's going to be great, I can tell. By the way, I am going to to try to tutorial on Skywatch to get that logo (and the other one) onto my blog, but if I have any problems, I will email you as you suggested. Thanks so much!
Marie

Tina said...

Thanks for posting this little tour! I'll be back to see more! :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Thanks for the first virtual tour of your world! I'm so loving this my world! thanks for dropping by and checking out my world!

dot said...

Enjoyed seeing your part of the world. I love the little house at the end.

D Herrod said...

Thanks for sharing. Sounds like the university is an important part of the Kent community.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i love your part of the world and really love that last photo, with that story, I decided to join in as well.

Lew said...

I worked with a guy who attended Kent State until I retired last October. I think he won our basketball pool the year they went far in March Madness. Delightful first post of your world. Thanks for visiting my world.

VaQueenBee said...

I enjoyed your tour of Kent, Ohio! I grew up kinda catty-corner from you in Darrtown, Ohio (Butler County near Oxford -- Miami of OH) I love Ohio, but have enjoyed living in Virginia the past 20 years! I look forward to more visits to your area.

tipper said...

Fishing Guy-I just loved taking a peek into your world!

Jeannelle said...

Hey, nice MyWorld post! You gave great geographical info about where you are located. Good idea. I really like the first photo....with the old brick building and the tall white grain silos.....good combo!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Sorry I missed these. I'm still trying to play catch up from having been on jury duty. Hopefully I can catch you on time next week and see a little more of your part of the world.
:-)

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Fishing

Lovely your world!
In small cities we live better!
I live in a city 10.000.000 peoples!!!
It's impossible to live!

Luiz