Famous Ohioans Series 1 Distance 5,488 feet (2111 steps X 2.6 feet per step) of Level Ground
This series is dedicated to those famous folks born in Ohio or who became famous while living here. The names will not be provided in the clues but a brief description and their initials will be provided. You may see if you can figure out who they are before looking at the log book cover. Also be aware that some of the containers are not water tight and therefore your courtesy of sealing the inner baggies diligently and completely will be greatly appreciated by myself and finders who will be following you. And if you are letting your children find, open and close the boxes, please verify that everything is sealed up and the container is replaced as and where found, for the welfare of the box and the pleasure of those who follow you. AND PLEASE USE THE FRONT AND THE BACKS OF THE PAGES TO STAMP IN, TO LENGTHEN THE LIVES OF THE LOG BOOKS.
Please bring with you a compass, signature stamp, ink pad, writing pen or pencil and old rag to wipe off your hands or the box or to kneel upon. In the summer you will probably need insect repellent.
Box 1) H.B. Born August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, is an American actress, former fashion model, and beauty queen. She has received Emmy and Golden Globe awards for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2001 for her performance in Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2009, only woman of African American descent to have won the award for Best Actress.
Box 2) D.Y. Born October 23, 1956 in Kentucky and raised in Columbus Ohio, he is a singer-songwriter and actor, most famous for his country music. Active since the early 1980s, he has recorded more than twenty albums and compilations, and has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Box 3) C.G. (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) born in Cadiz, Ohio was a film actor, nicknamed "The King of Hollywood" in his heyday. In 1999, the American Film Institute named him seventh among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time.
Box 4) B.H. (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), was born in England and moved to Cleveland, Ohio at age 5. he was a comedian and actor who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in radio, television and movies. He was also noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO tours entertaining American military personnel. Throughout his career, he was honored for his humanitarian work
Heading out of town toward I-77 on Pike street turn left at Acme street (Krogers, McDonalds, and K Mart can be found at this intersection) and find your way to the Kroger Wetlands gravel parking lot, just past the Kroger store.(The wetland is between the Kroger shopping center and I-77. Find the path to the wetlands at the far end of the parking lot at the Kiosk.
Box 1) H.B. Follow the trail as it bends left then down, then staying straight at the first decision point. Cross the bridge, pass the observation platform on the left and continue on until reaching the next intersection of the Drayer Spur Trail where you will turn right onto this spur. Follow it all the way to the sharp left onto the bridge and stop here. Do not go across the bridge but follow the animal trail to the right (or straight if you had not turned left to cross the bridge) along the creek ~ (approximately) 50 steps to the third large pine on the left. If you look down in the creek there appears to be an old, mostly destroyed, beaver dam down there, crossing the creek.
From your position slightly above this third Pine tree take a heading of ~190º and go about 20 steps to a multi trunked tree/bush and then another 7 steps to the one behind it where you will find H.B. wedged in the lower part. (wedged in to hopefully keep her wedged here in case of flood). Now head back to that last bridge.
Box 2) D.Y. Start counting steps at as you cross the bridge and when you get to 97 you should be abreast of a multi trunked tree on your left and just starting up hill in view of the houses ahead. Look left and you will see a row of these multi trunked trees. Turn left and head toward the 4th one from the trail you just left. (there appeared to be an animal trail to follow). D.Y. should be in the base of this 4th Multi trunked tree under dead sticks and debris.
Box 3) C.G. Now head back to the main loop trail that goes around the pond (Drayer Spur trail Sign is located back there). Upon reaching the main loop trail go right until reaching the next large, metal bridge, then 53 steps more to a Downy Woodpecker sign on the right. Read the sign and then turn toward the pond. Just to the left between you and the pond is a small mound. At the top of this mound is a small Locus Tree (large thorns). If you go up to that Locus tree and then look straight down toward the pond, at the first straight tree and go to it's backside/pondside base you will find C.G. under dead limbs and chunks of wood. (rocks are hard to come by around here and I might go home and get some and bring them out here to weight down boxes in case of flood)
Box 4) B.H. Back to the trail and continue as you were going, to the "Why we need Wetlands" sign on the left. Read the sign and then look at 150º to the 3 trunked tree, then go to it via the animal trail about 6 steps back up the trail as you came. Then about another 15 steps to the tree. There you will find B.H. under wood and a brick (I found one finally).
This completes this portion of the series on this trail and I hope you enjoyed it. There are a couple more boxes on this trail if you have the time and inclination to find them, one by myself and one by another boxer and when you get home and are relaxed, I would appreciate a note on your hunt and the condition of the boxes, if you don't mind. Cordially, Safari Man.