ROAD FEATURES MANCHESTER!
Spring 2010 edition of national travel magazine American Road
features a cover photo by Karl Racenis of David Armstrong's
customized 1950's Chevrolet Pickup in downtown Manchester.
"Seeking Lost Silence" is an article about the 1917 Tecumseh
Trail from Toledo to Jackson.
"Manchester is the Tecumseh
Trail's picture-perfect town. Lacking a large artery to drag
clutter to its edges, its storefronts belong in the background
of a Norman Rockwell painting. That's presumably what artist
Mary Tiefels thought in 2007 when she crafted Manchester's
mural. The large-scale montage, pinched between buildings on the
south side of Main Street, portrays the town's most notable
structures, including the John F. Schneider Blacksmith Shop and
the Manchester Mill.
The mill itself coaxes tourists with pocket cameras to the very
edge of the Raisin River. After milling operations ceased in the
1980's, citizens reshaped the cherry-red landmark into a
community center to grind out grist of a friendly civic sort."
If the Mill marks Manchester's scarlet heart, its stomach
belongs to the Manchester Chicken Broil..."