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Continue straight on McKay Road when Lantz Road makes a 90° left curve.  In the neighborhood to your left was the 217-acre farm of Jonathan "Squire" (1802-1884) and Mary Smeltzer-Hanes, second son of Judge & Mary Haines. He was an active distiller, and followed his log cabin with a 13 room, two-story home with bricks fired from clay dug from nearby Bullskin Run creek.  The home burned during restoration in the early 1970's.

Turn right onto Maple Lane.  At the curve in the road you’ll find the 29-acre Karohl Park, formerly the Philip Harshman II farm.  This park is unique in that locals can rent 20’x20’ gardening plots to grow their own fruits and vegetables.

Bear right onto Maple Lane and you’ll see a small, young-growth sampling of why this entire area up to I-675 was known as ‘The Big Woods’.  Turn left on King James and then right onto Hanes Road.

Thanks to everyone at Growing Up In Beavercreek Ohio for the assist in identifying the photos!

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