Zoar Hotel featured excellent Sunday dinners

Penni Schewe
This undated photo shows the interior of the Zoar Hotel when it operated as a restaurant.

Dean and Alice Dougan, a young married couple from Morgan County, moved into a two-space apartment in the Zoar Lodge in the spring of 1936. 

The lodging ended up modest, costing them $3 a week. One particular place served as a dwelling place and the other sleeping quarters. They had a hotplate and a sink and shared washing facilities with other residents of the resort.

They experienced appear to Tuscarawas County due to the fact the building enterprise Dean labored for had the agreement to move the tracks of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad at Zoar. The rail line was becoming relocated simply because of construction of the Zoar Levee. 

In a person letter back home to her mother in Pennsville, Ohio, on July 14, 1936, Alice wrote about how tricky it was to sleep in her apartment all through the scorching summer season temperature. . “It is 10:20 p.m. & our thermostat claims 88! It feels like 98.”

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