My dad, who passed away on March 27, 2008, would have been 86 this week. I've written about him before, so this time I just want to share one of his paintings with you.
This one is of Mary Campbell cave, located in the gorge between Akron and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Mary Campbell was a young pioneer girl living in Pennsylvania in the mid 1700's who was captured by the Delaware Indians and held at this site. At the end of the French and Indian war in 1764, Mary Campbell was released and reunited with her family.
Mary Campbell Cave
by Samuel Francis Lichi
This spot was within walking distance from our home when I was growing up. It remains a great place to hike and sit on the large rocks and cliffs, imagining the history of the area. When we were kids, we used to hunt for arrowheads here, and once in a while we found one.