It started at a group meeting when someone said that a “do-it-yourself” scenic drive would be a great way to promote agriculture in the area. A gentleman at the meeting said, “Folks like to drive and rubberneck at the scenery.” First starting as a tour of the local farms and homesteads, the Rubberneck Tour changes each year, also including historical landmarks and scenic byways with stops along the way. The 47th annual tour will take place from 12-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 and will feature the Great Western (one-room) School House on the campus of Ohio University Eastern in St. Clairsville, heading to Flushing, Ohio with stops at the Underground Railroad Museum, Zion Christian Retreat, and more stops and activities throughout. The event is sponsored by the Belmont County Tourism Council, The Ohio State University Extension, and Belmont County Soil & Water Conservation District. For more information call 740-695-4359.

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