A History Lesson on President's Day

I was home with my mom and dad this past weekend, and they decided to take me for a ride along Lake Erie on Monday, which was President's Day.

Growing up in that area my whole life, we've made numerous trips to the Lake Erie islands, Cedar Point, and other attractions.

I had never heard of Johnson's Island, which is near the Danbury and Lakeside communities.

We ventured onto the now private island via a toll bridge, with Cedar Point visible on one side and the Sandusky Bay bridge on the other.

The island was used as a prison and ultimately a cemetery for Confederate soldiers captured by the Union during the Civil War.

It was an interesting history lesson on a historic holiday, and it was proof that even though you live somewhere for many years, you can still discover new (or old) things that you never knew about before.

Jason Aldrich

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