"Anna Smith had traveled through much of the United States with her family, who possessed a constant desire to explore various sections of the country. Her answer to her search for a restful and secure place to live was right here on Lake Erie. She had sought such a Paradise on the west coast, riding hundreds of miles on horseback, but felt the ocean was too expensive, too absorbing to give her real comfort."- Crocker in Anna Clift Smith's: Van Buren Life, page 24.
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