Recently I happened to read a ‘letter to the editor’ in one of the two local newspapers, and noticed the writer’s reference to the days when the area was referred to as the Golden Crescent.
It made me chuckle that someone else remembered it besides me.
I don’t think it ever really caught on outside of my lakefront home town, because the whole idea was too biased. Other cities included seemed to be an afterthought; I’m sure arch-rival Elyria didn’t buy into the concept.
Anyway, in 1970 the Golden Crescent theme was still in its early years. Thus it was the focus of the handsome full-page ad above, which ran in the Journal on November 22, 1970.
It’s interesting that this version of the map is a little more fair to Lorain’s neighbors. Amherst’s name is typeset in the same size as Lorain. Elyria is a wee bit smaller – but it rates a star.
Meanwhile, Sheffield Lake is ignored, as well as Milan. Maybe they didn’t buy enough Journals there.
And no star for Vermilion, my present home.