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History Is A Patchwork

The Patchwork Of History

Newark Advocate Building Torn Down
The Old Newark Advocate Building

Looking at the remaining wall next to where The Old Newark Advocate building used to stand is quite a history lesson. Look at all the different layers of different wall coverings. Now that it the building is gone, the patchwork of different walls, peeling back to reveal how different they appeared at different times.

If you asked someone for their recollection of the building, you’re going to get different stories depending on what time they were there. Time is always changing and so are viewpoints of history.

I think the biggest telltale sign of a history bullshitter is a person who takes one perspective of a historical even and demands that that viewpoint represents all of the fact. Sadly, it’s not hard to find a history bullshitter.

Newark, Ohio Courthouse Construction Project

The Courthouse Construction Rumors

Newark, Ohio doesn’t have a hometown newspaper anymore. The paper is now a national conglomerate with an obvious agenda many years ago. We’re left to our own imaginations and rumors about what is happening in Licking County, Ohio.

Licking County, Ohio Courthouse construction.
A dumpster is pulled by a crane to the the top of The Licking County Courthouse.
A covering of plastic, sort of like a courthouse condom, is in place now. Workers appear from underneath to take out the trash. The crane lifts a dumpster to the workers like i the photo above.
 
I’ve heard rumors from $1 million to $10 million for a restoration of the courthouse. The county is claiming a need for a new courthouse designed for modern operation.
 
It is encouraging to see that the town’s focal point is being restored. With so many funds originating from the federal government, what is the need? The decisions are being made somewhere else anyhow.
 
I’ll keep watching the progress and see what type of town the quiet planners are giving us. It should be interesting.

Day 76 365 Project

Question mark on a door of a house being demolished.
Question mark on the door of a home being demolished.

This door with a question mark was the last part of a house to stand during a demolition project in Newark, Ohio.

I found it symbolic because it was Obama money and money from banks sued for fraudulently repossessing homes that paid for the demolition. The mayor and other politicians take credit for the project. Questionable indeed.