Exploring Ohio's Edge of Appalachia
Nickel Coke and other simple pleasures
Many of Adams County's pleasures are modest. Cornelia Dettmer, mayor of the once-bustling river town of Manchester, proudly points to 250 Bradford pear trees along US-52. At first skeptical of the mayor's "Memorial Treeway," locals have embraced it as a living "Welcome" sign.
A few days here may open your eyes to details like Cornelia's snowy trees. At Blake Pharmacy, in the county seat of West Union, you can sip on a nickel Coke in Blake Pharmacy or munch on perfectly crispy fries at chrome-clad Cruisers Diner.
Standing behind the 1961 counter at Blake Pharmacy, Teresa Freeman marvels, "It still amazes me people wanna come here and get a nickel Coke. It's the same as a regular Coke!"
Maybe, but somehow in Adams County, you'll notice even a Coke more. It's a place to find out more of what you've been missing.
Blake Pharmacy (937) 544-2451
Cruisers Diner (937) 386-3330