The continuation of last week’s glimpse into the early days of Yellow Springs. From Glen Helen to Glen Forest….a lot has changed over the years.
As published in the Yellow Springs News on March 25, 1910.
Mr. S. W. Cox, Sr., was married shortly after the Owenite community left. He had his shop, as has been said before, upon the road where it then came up the hill from the creek near the Callahan house, but to get a residence was difficult. So, for a time, his family occupied part of the vacated Owenite structure. Here his daughter, Mrs. Vose, now of Springfield, was born. Mr. Cox soon moved from there to the log house which stood where the burnt house was on the Yellow Springs House grounds. He lived there some years. It was the birthplace of his son, S.W. Cox. There were several dwellers living on, or near, the long, straggling street which has been described as beginning at the Hotel at the spring and ending at the Callahan house or at the end of what is now called Cemetery street. Besides the store, grocery, shoe shop, wheelwright and blacksmith shop, and other lively industries along this street there were also the dwelling of these artificers’ and merchants’ families. [Continue Reading...]