Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hale Historic Farm

A couple of days ago, we went with a couple of other seniors to a historic farm located south and west of here about 45 miles.  The farm is the largest and most complete operating historic farm reserve in Ohio, though there are quite a few smaller farms around, too.  It was a fun day, though it would have been even more enjoyable had the temperature been a few degrees cooler.

First, we saw this old truck.  Then, virtually right next to it was an old safe.  Nothing special looking about the safe, until you find out that it was "Joseph Smith's Safe!"  We would know it as the safe that was used in the Kirtland Safety Society Anti-Bank Company.  If you look closely, you may notice that there doesn't seem to be any visible way to open the safe -- no key hole nor combination.  In fact, we couldn't figure out how it opened and the people on duty there didn't know either!  Interesting.

Later, we watched a re-enactment of the Civil War.  It was really quite a production.  Lot's of noise from cannon such as this one and muzzle loader rifles.  In fact, the whole area became hazy sometimes from the gun smoke!

We kind of wondered that with all that shooting and them at such close range, nobody seemed to get shot.  But then someone reminded us that it happens all the time in Hollywood movies!


The Fendleys said...

I LOVE that truck!! That would be cool to see that in person.

Bressler Bunch said...

So if no one knows how to open the safe, maybe it's full of money nobody knows about!

REBYRYAN said...

Maybe they were using blanks?