Last night we took the kids to a town park in West Mansfield, Ohio. In the park is a restored “Flatwoods Schoolhouse.” An historical plaque here says descendents of slaves who may have eached Ohio through the Underground RR formed the community of Flatwoods (near here). This one room school house was built in 1868 for African American children — not long after Blacks were allowed to attend school in the U.S. for the first time. [See our position paper on “Amends to Blacks and Native Americans.”]… Note: West Mansfield is also the home of “Goff & Electric Train Museum,” the biggest independent train museum in Ohio, it’s claimed. Delphos Goff told me he has 238 locomotives and more than 1,000 other train cars and other assorted pieces. He also said he can run four tracks at the same time… On the way out of town, we stopped at the “Hungry Farmer Restaurant” where there are two big John Deere green clocks (with different kinds of John Deere tractors for each hour); a play area for children with, of course, metal John Deere tractors, and a couple guys in the restaurant even had on John Deere hats this night. We’re talking: ‘farm ambiance’ to the max.