Day 176: Zane Grey Territory

Zane Grey PostcardsI’m in Zanesville, Ohio, home of author Zane Grey. Now Ol’ Zane is an interesting character to say the least. He was a noted author, and if you read his books, he was also a bigot. My great-grandfather on my mother’s side called him a scoundrel. He should have known, because he was Zane’s uncle. My grandmother’s dad and Zane’s dad were brothers. So, I don’t know what that makes me to him but some kind of cousin several times removed, I think. My brother says Zanesville was named for Zane but seeing as he was born here in 1872, I think it might have been the other way around. Anyway, we walked through Zanesville today and are currently sitting in New Concord, OH. Tomorrow we should be well past Cambridge.

Serene SettingI had a TV interview today, WHIZ TV out of Zanesville came out and caught me while I was just entering town. They did a short interview and filmed me walking down the sidewalk. It should be on my ‘media page’ in a day or two or you can go to their website at and see it now.

Today was a great day as I said. The weather was once again perfect, mid 70’s to low 80’s and little humidity. The sky has been clear with scattered clouds. The terrain has turned hilly and that’s okay too. I am passing small family farms with scattered pastures mixed with corn fields. Occasionally I pass a farm that is selling pumpkins. It is a nice serene setting and quite pretty.


Miles Covered: 20
Total Miles: 2,678.5
Money Found: $0.60
Total Found: $75.25