Month: October 2016

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South Bass Island Lighthouse
The 119-year-old South Bass Island Lighthouse, which Ohio State University acquired from the federal government in 1967, has been restored. It is being made available by the university for weddings and other special events starting in 2017, Chris Winslow, interim Ohio Sea Grant and OSU Stone Laboratory director, said. Ohio is one of 33 states with a college sea grant program operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Lighthouse Tours The South Bass Island Lighthouse has been like a hidden gem out in plain sight for years now, prominently...View More
The History of Oktoberfest
Crown Prince Ludwig, who was later to become King Ludwig I, was married to the Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12th, 1810. All of the citizens of Munich were invited to attend the wedding festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. The fields have been named Theresienwiese (“Theresa’s fields”) in honor of the Crown Princess ever since that day, although the locals have since abbreviated the name simply to the “Wies’n” to make it easier. This is the true...View More