(7-3-19) A one of a kind stained glass picture of the Anthony Shane log cabin has been donated to the Shanes Crossing Historical Society by Bob Blackwell. This glass artwork is inlaid with Parkway gold with a poplar wooden frame. The poplar wood is from a tree that was cut down at his North Carolina home.
The actual log cabin is located at Shanes Park in Rockford, Ohio.
This beautiful stained glass artwork took 400+ plus pieces of cut glass, the most Bob has ever worked with, to complete the project. It took over 150 hours and has a value of over $1700. The project was completed by using a photo of the log cabin some 500 miles from his home. Also included is a handmade easel in which to display the picture.
The local connection –
Bob met Carey Fosnaugh of Willshire in Vietnam in 1969. Carey was killed in action in January of 1970 in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Bob made a vow that when he came back from his service, he would look up Careys friends and family in rural Ohio. Bob met Carol (Miller) Fosnaugh and they eventually got married.
Bob and Carol currently reside in North Carolina, but return to the area frequently to visit family and friends.
Raffle tickets for the Stained Glass Log Cabin picture are currently on sale at
The Rockford Village Hall and from Bicentennial Committee members.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. The proceeds will benefit the Rockford 2020 Bicentennial and the Carey, Bill, and Benny Scholarship Fund.