on your shoe? Ten Cents!"
|In 1891 G. Hanke moved to Sherwood and erected a shoe shop on the corner of First and Main Streets. "When I came here the roads were little more than paths. The road to four corners was so narrow that anyone traveling in a buggy or wagon needed to take care that the hazel brush didn't switch him in the eyes. Cows and pigs ran at large on the village streets. If you had anything left out on the porch they were likely to get it. The streets and roads were hub deep in mud most of the winter. There were board sidewalks down town and a few planks in the worst mud holes in the road. In those days every one had to work a day or two poll tax. Most of the time was spent in making road repairs. This was the only work done to the roads." --History of Sherwood by Ronald Sherk, 1936.|
"Old Sherwood Town" is only nine blocks in size, yet it represents a very large chunk of what America was about during the turn of the 19th Century. The physical Trail winds through these nine blocks. It begins and ends at the Sherwood Heritage Center. Take a look at at the surprises you may meet along the way!)
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