Sope or Soap Creek was an industrious little area in the middle 1800’s. Near intersection of Paper Mill Road and Sope Creek are several old industrial ruins. These ruins used to be the center of an industrial center based on the waterpower that the creek produced. During the period from 1850 to 1940, a paper mill, twine plant, flour mill and hydroelectric power plant occupied an area about one mile long. At one time a wooden covered bridge spanned the creek here, but was lost on March 29, 1964 when it burned to the ground leaving behind only the steel shanks and masonry.
Working in Ohio for a week, I came across some things I did not expect to see or actually knew where there. The birthplace General William Tecumseh Sherman was one of those things. We did not go inside, it was early in the morning and not open yet. (June 29, 2013)
“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.”
― Abraham Lincoln
Testing to makes sure I could get the camera to “blur” the water for other shots similar to this and they turned out great.
I was only able to get to a few of the covered bridges in Lancaster County, Ohio. There were about 25. This one was very different from the other we saw.