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Alton OH hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Alton Ohio United States of America. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Ohio. Ohio attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Alton Ohio hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai and the Imperial Hotel in Delhi. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    Legends, Monsters, Ghosts, Myths, Folklore and Scary Stories in Ohio

    The ghost of Mrs Squire in Squire's Castle near Cleveland; the frog-like dwarves of Loveland; the spectre of William H Morgan in Glamorgan Castle, Alliance; the phantom lioness, usually heard rather than seen, who follows visitors in Cincinnati Zoo; and the entrance to Hell created by Satanists at Satan's Hollow in Blue Ash, Cincinnati, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Ohio.

    The hauntings of Franklin Castle (a private residence, so do not linger), Cleveland, including a crying child and unexplained music (in spite of its name and reputation as Ohio's most haunted house, it looks to me like a typical Victorian dwelling); the story of Indian fighter Bill Quick, who had ninety-nine human skulls displayed as trophies in his cabin near Kenton and, on his death bed, made his son Tom swear to add the hundredth, little knowing that the hundredth trophy in the cabin would be placed there by a Native American warrior and would be Tom's own skull (there certainly was a Tom Quick, notorious for killing Native Americans indiscriminately, and the legend probably grew from a desire to create justice in legend if not in reality); the "melon heads" of Kirtland, similar to those of Connecticut and Michigan (I also suspect that the New York legend of swollen-headed Catskill gnomes owes its origin to melonheads); the Cry Baby Bridge in Norton, Akron, where at midnight the ghostly sight and sound of a mother throwing her baby into the river may be witnessed; the girl in denims and tennis shoes, who sits on her own gravestone, in Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton; and stories of Johnny Appleseed, a real nurseryman and missionary whose real name was John Chapman (he planted many apple nurseries in the Mohican area of Ohio), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Ohio.

    Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Ohio

    Prothonotary Warblers, gray squirrels, Virginia opossums, groundhogs (woodchucks), American badgers, muskrats, woodland jumping mice, beavers, loons, white-tailed deer, coyotes, fox squirrels, Canada geese, red foxes, turkey vultures, minks, black-throated green warblers, nocturnal flying squirrels (rarely seen but actually the most common squirrels in Ohio), bald eagles, Northern cardinals, snow geese, increasing numbers of river otters, wild turkeys, raccoons, red squirrels, Eastern chipmunks, copperheads, a small number of black bears, meadow jumping mice and gray foxes are among the wild animals of Ohio.


    Welcome to the United States. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Dallas, Fairbanks, Seattle, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Indianapolis, Juneau, Houston, Honolulu, Lake Tahoe, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Washington DC, New York, Anchorage, Sitka, San Diego, Savannah, Sacramento, New Orleans, Chicago, St Louis, Salt Lake City, Atlantic City, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Skagway, Atlanta, Kansas City, Boston, Corpus Christi and Fort Lauderdale are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The Everglades, Route 66, Mount Rushmore, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, rodeos, the Ozarks, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park, the Appalachians, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Disney resorts, the wild west town of Tombstone, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Florida Keys, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks, Yosemite National Park and Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa.

    The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. From, a heartfelt Bon Voyage!

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