Noble County Journals

Noble County (Ohio) Back Roads

A May 2006 trip to Noble County by jpalm1124

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Quote: Some hidden history in Noble County, Ohio.

Crash of the U.S.S. Shenandoah

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Attraction | "Crash of the U.S.S. Shenanadoah"

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Shenandoah, an Algonquian Indian word meaning "Daughter of the Stars," was the name chosen by the Navy for America’s first lighter-then-air dirigible. Commissioned in October 1923, she was 680 feet long, 78 feet in diameter, and over 93 feet tall; her 5 Packard engines produced a total of 1625 horsepower, allowing her to cruise at 50 knots. The total cost 2.9 million dollars. Not only was she the first rigid airship in America, she was also the first to use helium and the first to be moored to a floating mast when she tied up with the USS Patoka during maneuvers. The Shenandoah had just started a 6-day publicity tour when early on September 3, 1925, she ran into a terrible thunderstorm over so...Read More

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Crash of the U.S.S. Shenandoah
Noble County
Noble County, Ohio
(740) 732-2624

John Gary Memorial

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Attraction | "The First - Last American Hero"

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John Gray. What? You don’t know who he is? Well John Gray was born in 1764 on George Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation and lived there until he was old enough to join General Washington and his father in fighting the American Revolution. John’s dad was killed in battle during the Revolution; but John managed to make it through all the battles, and returned to Mount Vernon after the war where he remained friends with the first President until George’s death. His life-long friendship with our country’s First President is pretty unique, but what John is really famous for is that he was the last survivor of the American Revolution in the nation, dying on March 29, 1868, at the age of 104. Two othe...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 16, 2006

John Gary Memorial
Ohio State Highway 821 South of Belle Valley
Noble County, Ohio

Big Muskie's Bucket

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Attraction | "The Big Muskie's Bucket"

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We were just cruising some back roads in SE, Ohio, when we rounded a bend in the road and came across this monster. "The Big Muskie Bucket" this drag-line bucket is all that’s left of the world largest drag-line crane, which was considered one of the seven engineering wonders of the world, and was built, specially to work in this strip coal mine. The crane itself was dismantled and sold for scrap, it weighed in at 27 million pounds, it was a diesel electric that produced over 52,000 horsepower, it averaged 18,000 kilowatts per hour or enough to provide 90% of the electrical needs of the city of Las Vegas. The bucket remains on display to remind people of the strip mining that took place in this...Read More

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Big Muskie's Bucket
Bucket in Miners Memorial Park
Noble County, Ohio