Western Reserve Historical Society and The Crawford Auto Aviation Collection
HGR Industrial Surplus
10825 East Blvd Cleveland, OH 44106
Western Reserve Slide Show HERE
|My wife is a Nativity nut, errr, enthusiast and
planned to attend the annual Friends of the Crèche convention in
Cleveland which was planned for October 16-19. We left on Tuesday
and drove to Cleveland, scouted out the hotel location for her event and
collapsed at our hotel. On Wednesday morning I dropped her off at
the event and headed out looking for things to see for the day. A
brochure lead me to the Western Reserve Museum and I spent several hours
admiring the autos and airplanes in their collection.
If you don't know past of Ohio once belonged to Connecticut as a "reserve" for when the state started to get crowded. That is one version that I heard but I have since heard a couple of other version of the story. The link above will take you to a Wikipedia article on the subject.
One of the suggestions I picked up on the HSM board for things to see in Cleveland was HGR Industrial Surplus and from the WRHS I headed over there and took a look around. I could have spent much more time at HGR but I had an early breakfast and my blood sugar level was dropping though the floor so I left the to find some sustenance. Ron Tideman, a HGR employee, steered me to Muldoon's, a Irish themed restaurant where I had a great meal which revived me so I could head back to the convention site to pick up the wife. Thanks you Ron!
Roscoe Turner was a famous air racer who won the Thompson Trophy (pictured) three times and the Bendix Trophy once. Read the Wikipedia article HERE
The carousel section was decorated for Halloween
The Deloren (L) of course had stainless steel body. The other two also are stainless bodies.
HGR Industrial Surplus
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