Well known "Homesteading" people and places

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by tallpines, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. tallpines

    tallpines Well-Known Member

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    Who/What is close to you?

    I live 10 miles from JD Bellanger.
    25 miles from the COUNTRYSIDE offices.
    25 miles from "Mason Shoes" (origianal store and factory).
    25 miles from Leinenkugals Brewery.
    75 miles from "LaCrosse Boot" factory
    90 miles fron the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair.
    110 miles from Ardie!
     
  2. BobBoyce

    BobBoyce Well-Known Member

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    I live many miles from anywhere important that I'm aware of, but am about 20 miles from Bob Hardin, master knife and leather craftsman in Coker Creek TN.

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    The closest famous location I guess would be Dollywood in TN, about 120 miles, never been there though.

    Bob
     

  3. Mommalee

    Mommalee Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure there are a lot of things around here, but you know I'll probably never visit any since I'm not a tourist. I do live 30 miles from Yosemite National Park, though, and I know Hite's Cove Trail is named for a guy who discovered gold there. The town I live in is "rich" with history of homesteading gold miners. Most of the streets in town are named for settlers like Jones and Cathey but I don't have the faintest exactly who they were. Only been here a year and haven't had time to learn much.
     
  4. kathy H

    kathy H kathyh

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    Mommalee Iam 45 min from gates of Yosimite. We live right above Mariposa in Bootjack.
     
  5. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    25 Miles from Lehmans
    30 Miles from all the ORIGINAL modern homesteaders, the Amish of Holmes County Ohio.
     
  6. moonwolf

    moonwolf Well-Known Member

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    I am 1 mile from a fenced buffalo herd
    I am 5 miles to the nearest named lake in this district
    I am 6 miles to the nearest post office
    I am 10 miles to a world class smallmouth bass lake. Rainy Lake
    I am 15 miles from Fritz homesteader from Germany and across from him George that homesteads without power
    I am 20 miles from the Ontario,Canada/U.S. Minnesota busy border crossing
    I am 30 miles from a world class musky fishing lake near Lake of the Woods
    I am 50 miles from some excellent wilderness provinicial hunting land
    I am 90 miles from Quetico Wilderness Park
     
  7. vicki in NW OH

    vicki in NW OH Well-Known Member

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    I live in the county north of Gene Logsdon, author of "The Contrary Farmer" and so on. My hometown is mentioned in some of his books.
     
  8. Kenneth in NC

    Kenneth in NC Well-Known Member

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    Next door to South Carolina State Park
    10 minutes from Kings Mountain Military Park
    15 minutes from Lake Crawford
    45 minutes from Discovery Place, Mint Museum, Bank of America Stadium
    60 minutes away from Charlotte Motor Speedway
    about 55 miles from the REED GOLD MINE
    4 hours from BobBoyce :)
     
  9. 12vman

    12vman Offgridkindaguy

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    I'm about 20 min. from The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
     
  10. Hank - Narita

    Hank - Narita Well-Known Member

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    We live in Rex Allen's home town and about 35 miles from Carla Emery. We are also in Indian country, Cochise and the Tombstone area where the OK Corral gun battle took place. We are about 50 miles from Karschner Caverns and 55 miles from Mexico.
     
  11. Lt. Wombat

    Lt. Wombat Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm let's see:

    Live in the Black Hills National Forest

    5 miles from Jewell Cave National Park

    14 miles from the spot where Custer's expedition discovered gold

    18 miles from Custer State Park

    24 miles from Crazy Horse Mountain

    25 miles from Wind Cave National Park

    34 miles from Mount Rushmore

    Plus a whole lot more places I have never been yet
     
  12. Gayle in KY

    Gayle in KY Gadabout

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    You've heard of the middle of nowhere. Well, I live about 3 miles from there.
     
  13. Gayle in LA

    Gayle in LA Well-Known Member

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    I live about 5 miles from the epicenter of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. WAYYYYYYY too close for comfort. It was NOT fun.
     
  14. palongrifle

    palongrifle Active Member

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    My hometown is the site of the original 4 x 4 vehicle (Twyford - used for logging) - that's all I care to say about that place.

    within 1/2 hour... Cooks Forest State Park, Allegheny National Forest

    45 min..... Benezette - largest wild elk herd in the Eastern USA

    1 hour.... Tionesta - future site of the first state museum dedicated to hunting and fishing and reintroduced bald eagle population (love that town), Titusville - oil discovery in USA 1859, Cornplanter State Park (named after the Seneca chief the govt. stole the property from - how nice of them), Franklin (Ft. Vanango/Machault)

    2 hours....Pittsburgh (Fort Pitt, Iron works, Klondike Bars, and the awesome Steelers), Erie (Ft. Presque Isle, Ft. LeBeouf, War of 1812), Youngstown, OH, Salamanca, NY (Iroquios Nation Indian Reservation - after being kicked out of Pennsylvania)

    3 hours...Buffalo, NY (I think there is a football team there or something), Fallingwater/Kentuck Knob (Frank Lloyd Wrights masterpiece), Cleveland, OH (had a football team once) - lol
     
  15. CarlaWVgal

    CarlaWVgal Well-Known Member

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    I am about 200 yards from the Potomac river.
    a qtr mile from my closest neighbor.
    2 or 2.5 miles to the Appalachian Trail.
    5 miles from Hancock MD, which the C & O Canal/Tow path (national park) is beside.
    9 Miles from the town of Bath, the "original" resort for the country (hot springs) President Washington was here, and I have heard it is the smallest state park, but have not been able to back that one up.
    30 couple miles to Antietam Battlefield.
    30 couple miles (?40) to Harpers Ferry.
    95 miles from DC, Baltimore.

    Carla
     
  16. jackie c

    jackie c Well-Known Member

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    I've heard from a few people that the house and land I bought were a secret cache hidaway for Capones liquor business during prohibition. But its just talk. I live about 5 min. form the US border.
    Other wise I'm smack in the middle of nowhere.
     
  17. blanknoone

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    I am about 45 miles from NYC, about 55 miles from Philadelphia and less than a mile to the NJ Turnpike.

    And I'm very jealous of y'all, especially

     
  18. HilltopDaisy

    HilltopDaisy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm about 20 minutes from the Oxford Christian Homestead place. They have a large family and live without any power, etc.. They teach all sorts of classes on homesteading and farming with horses and such. They are pretty famous. I think their last name is Fahey. People pay to come stay for a week and learn many basic homesteading skills.

    I'm 3 hours from NYC, and a couple hours from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. One hour from Cornell University, 2 hours from Corning Glassworks, and 5 minutes from Dorchester Park, where we host the (almost) Annual Crappie Derby on the ice.
     
  19. Kathy in MD

    Kathy in MD Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm about 1 1/2 hours away from one of the worlds largest manure producing areas.......Washington DC
     
  20. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    LOL, yeah big homesteading location there... LOL ( I am about 40 minutes from there. (in Medina))