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Charmer at 131

She’s old, she’s spooky, and she’s got a story!  Have you ever read someone’s life story and felt like it should be a Lifetime TV movie? That’s how I felt while researching this house! Let’s begin with the landowner before the house was built: Israel J Richardson, who said he was from New York butContinue reading “Charmer at 131”

About Andrea

I love old stuff and a good story. I’m Andrea, the heart of My Hearth Story, and I’m so glad you’re here. Let’s go back in time a bit… When I was a kid, one of my babysitters was an older woman who would take me to the cemetery. Adult me realizes it was toContinue reading “About Andrea”

Indigenous History

Before Moses Byxbe was scheming up plans for what he hoped would become the capital city of Ohio, the land had been home to many generations, dating as far back as 12000 BC. Some of the first known natives in the area were the Adena* (800BC-100AD), who are most well known for their construction of sacred earthen moundsContinue reading “Indigenous History”

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