: This color photograph shows a group of onlookers gathering to watch a vintage train belonging to the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway in Nelsonville, Ohio, 1976. The train travels from Nelsonville to Logan and back. Along the way passengers view the historic, scenic Hocking River Valley; an historic company town, Haydenville; the Hocking Canal; and brick kilns of Nelsonville Brick Company. The image was submitted in the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest.
In August 1976, the Ohio American Revolution Bicentennial Advisory Committee (OARBAC) began the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest as part of a larger effort in Ohio to celebrate the 1976 American Bicentennial. The contest was meant to document "the spirit and character of the people and places which represent Ohio during [the] bicentennial year," and to create a permanent photographic archive of the year's festivity for use by future researchers. Both professional and amateur photographers submitted over 500 photographs for consideration, all taken within the state between January 1 and December 31, 1976.
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: AL07006 Subjects
: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Railroads; Hocking Valley Railway; Trains; Tourists Places
: Nelsonville (Ohio); Athens County (Ohio)