Created By: Ohio's Winding Road
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Caboose- Traveling from the Tecumseh Theater to the intersection of 2nd and Main streets, make a right toward the intersection of highways 155 and 93. To the left, you will come across an old B&O railroad caboose. The caboose is another time capsule to Shawnee’s vibrant past and represents the importance that the arrival of the railroad on the area. As a result, communities throughout the Hocking Valley were now connected with the rest of the country. The arrival of the B&O brought immigrants into Shawnee during the late 1800s. In the 1990s, Shawnee residents Wes “Foo” Tharp and retired B&O worker Jimmy Bath both played an integral role in bringing the caboose to town. Bath also collected cans to help raise money to get the caboose to Shawnee. Restoration efforts have been ongoing. Currently, Destination Shawnee, a nonprofit community organization focused on preserving and celebrating local history and culture while supporting local businesses, artisans, and outdoor recreation, has spearheaded efforts to revitalize the caboose. Recently, the caboose received a fresh coat of paint from the Miller High School Football Team.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Shawnee Historic Walking Tour