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31 Mar

I Like Bikes — Brooks

Not only do Barb and I enjoy living in and maintaining an historic home, I enjoy rehabbing old bikes.  Old road bikes from the 1960’s – 1990’s are one specialty area.  Fat tire cruisers from around WWII are another period of bikes I really like.  Any rehabbed bike gets taken clear down to the frame and it gets cleaned and polished.  All the components get de-rusted or replaced with good stock replacements. New grease in the bottom bracket and headtube.  New cables and housings along with new tires and tubes as needed complete the process.  I love the rolling works of...
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30 Mar

History Comes Home at Purviance House

At long last the 1843 original oil paintings of two of Huntington’s earliest residents are back in town.  Thanks to the generosity of Samuel and Terri Purviance, the historic framed paintings of Harmon and Nancy Betts are on permanent display in the Beck Suite of the Purviance House Bed and Breakfast. The Betts family was part of a group of 22 individuals who migrated to Huntington from New Carlisle, Ohio in January 1841.  Upon arrival the Betts family purchased the historic Flint Springs Inn at the confluence of Flint Creek and the Little River.  As well the Betts and the...
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