I’d like to thank Kathy Darrow and Jack Cottet for their contributions to this blog.  Note that many of the documents spell George’s last name as MacNish, but for the purpose of this summary, I’m using the suggested Macnish format.  Several of the reference materials can be found in ourContinue Reading

Introduction by Gary M. Comins This blog contains an overview of the Vanderkamp property compiled by the Cleveland Historical Society and a personal recollection of life at Vanderkamp authored by Dorothy Soule Milner.  In the latter document, a few images have been inserted as supplement Dorothy’s story but the textContinue Reading

Charles Champlin relocated to Cleveland in 1942 to live with his mother, Katherine Marietta Masson, and stepfather, Charles Haynes, a Cleveland native.  His autobiography, A Life in Writing: The Story of an American Journalist, provides a glimpse into the life of Mr. Champlin, who went on to write for LifeContinue Reading