a 2003 overview of the village. We're looking due west from a
virtual helicopter hovering 600 feet above the back lot of the
Parrott Implement Company. Converging on Richwood are Ottawa
Street on the left and Blagrove Street on the right. The yellow
arrow points to the white-roofed Chevrolet dealership
that my father built in 1964.
the center of this picture, just beyond the remnants of Memorial
Field where Richwood High School athletes once competed, is
my old high school building (now the North Union Middle School).
On the left edge of the picture is my old elementary school
(demolished in 2005).
the bottom right corner is our house, Twin Gables, its black
shingles faded to dark gray. A car is parked on the T-shaped
blacktop driveway outside the garage. (Click here
for another angle.)
enough, this view actually comes not from a helicopter but from a
satellite in space. The free Google
Earth program allows you to add perspective and a third
dimension to satellite images. It's great fun to fly around the