The American Road Magazine CoverThe 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...

Additional photos on Flickr and an article in the Manchester Enterprise.