Since being established in 1820, Perry
County has been known for it's undeniably rural
nature. A variety of aspects of "modern" Perry
county illustrate this: a plethora of trees,
hills, fuzzy creatures, Protestant churches and
pickup trucks, and a lack of pollution, sky
scrapers, nuclear power plants, and most important
- traffic lights! Laugh if you must, but a grave
dilemma has reared it's ugly head! The county
planning commission has proposed that a traffic
light be installed at the intersection of routes
850 and 34, next to the small Shermansdale
shopping center. Which should be compromised - the
safety of the motorists and pedestrians in this
area, or Perry count's rural nature, the factor
which makes this county special to 36,000
residents? How can we preserve both our county's
heritage and it's residents? Perhaps we could
deter maniacal motorists by erecting a monument,
instead of a traffic light. A monument with the
words engraved upon it..."Progress stops here!" '
Joe C. 1985
PS April 2008.
There is supposed to be a traffic light installed in Marysville soon! That will be the end of that!
Disaster has struck Perry County! There will be a traffic light in Marysville in January 2010!
Oh, woe unto us!