What ties together prehistoric tools, Ben Franklin, trust busting, railroads, drug
laws, plastics, nanotubes and space travel? Learn about ropemaking’s forgotten effects
on agriculture and industry in Xenia, Ohio from the Civil War to the present – and
Click here to watch the 60 minute documentary film.
Click here to see bonus historical footage about ropemaking.
“Bill Hagenbuch, 89, knows how to spin a good yarn.”
– Pamela Ferris-Olsen, Dayton Daily News
“...A surprisingly fascinating local history lesson and a valentine to an unsung
– Duante Beddingfield, Dayton City Paper
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