Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Crystal Rock Memories

Did you ever visit the Crystal Rock Caves out by Castalia when you were a kid, maybe as part of a fun day spent enjoying all the local attractions, including Deer Park and the Blue Hole?

Were you a big fan of Crystal Rock Beer and felt bad when it wasn't being made any longer?

Did you ever camp at Crystal Rock Campground?

If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then by all means go out and pick up the August issue of the Black Swamp Trader and Firelands Gazette. In it, you'll find my latest article, Crystal Rock Memories of Caves and Beer, in which I explore all things 'Crystal Rock'.

I start with the history of the caves and underground spring, which led to the introduction of the well-known Crystal Rock Beer. Along the way the article also discusses the Crystal Rock Castle, the community of Crystal Rock, and much more.

Finally, I finish up with an interview and a trip down into the caves with the longtime owner!

The Black Swamp Trader & Firelands Gazette is free and available at many stores, including Toft's Dairy & Ice Cream Parlor on Venice Road in Sandusky and the Vermilion Farm Market on US 6. It's also available at many antique markets; for the closest location near you, contact the editor via the website.

Vintage photo courtesy of the Charles E. Frohman Collection, Hayes Presidential Center

1 comment:

-Alan D Hopewell said...

I remember the Blue Hole...I threw my cowboy hat into it, when I was four.