I recently spent some time in an obscure crossroads town by the Ohio/Indiana border, a town that has a fascinating and progressive racial identify. I was there working for the Washington Post and came away charmed by a town that seems to have checked racial strife at the door. I wish this town, and the young man working to preserve it, nothing but the best in the years ahead.
Rachel and I took Aster to a church service at Longtown's last church and really enjoyed the fellowship and scripture. The above picture is of the Bethel Long Wesleyan Church, a historically black/mixed race congregation.
I hope you find the article as fascinating to read as I did working on it. Click here to read.
Kevin that was a great story on Longtown.. I was there a couple of times as a teenager went with my mom and her boyfriend to a tavern like place... that was in like1957-1959?
Thanks for the story... I really enjoyed reading it.
Thank you, Linda...locals there still talk about that tavern, I think it closed sometime in the 1960s...neat place!