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July 2024
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Since my husband and I are connoisseurs in a small way of American covered bridges, I call your attention to an error in the article “Electra Webb and Her American Past” in the April/May issue.

The piece refers to the covered bridge at the entrance to Shelburne Village as having an outside sidewalk, the last of its kind in America. Fortunately, that’s not true.

The town of Newton Falls in northeastern Ohio has a covered bridge with an outside sidewalk, and what’s more, the bridge is still in use. In addition, at Mohican State Park, also in Ohio, a covered bridge with outside walkway was built in the late fifties or early sixties by the state (wonderful Ohio!).

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