Friday, January 8, 2016

Throwback 20 years to 1996

Fox's Hocking Hills Canoe Livery 1996 The year 2016 is both a birthday for the town of Logan, Ohio, which turns 200, and a birthday for Fox’s Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, which turns 20.  Our Throwback series takes a peek back to those times.


It was twenty years ago... 

...when Aaron and Valerie Fox started Hocking Hills Canoe Livery off the porch of the Logan Antique Mall.  With one van and 40 boats they put out their first customers, slogging up and down the muddy banks of the Hocking River while simultaneously erecting the main livery building in the woods behind the Olde Dutch restaurant in Logan, Ohio. 

To most of us this is the most important thing that happened that year, but there are a few other notable events that took place in 1996, such as:

Fox's Hocking Hills Canoe Livery 1996
  • Bill Clinton defeats Bob Dole on his way to a second term as the President of the United States.  
  • Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls defeat pretty much everybody as they set a new record for most wins in an NBA season on route to their fourth NBA championship.
  • Mad Cow disease breaks out in Britain.
  • Dolly the Sheep becomes the first cloned mammal.
  • Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald dies at age 79.  
  • Rap legend Tupac Shakur dies at age 25.
  • Ross and Rachel “take a break” during the third season of Friends.
  • Prince Charles and Princesses Diana get a divorce.
  • Will Smith performs his last “Fresh Prince of Bell-air” episode.
  • Will Smith stars in Independence Day, the highest grossing film of the year.
  • The average cost of gas was $1.22.
  • Minimum wage was raised to $5.15.
  • Braveheart with Mel Gibson won “Best Picture of the Year”
  • Derek Jeter wins Rookie of the year in Major League Baseball.
  • A computer named Deep Blue defeats a human chess master for the first time.
  • The DVD becomes commercially available for the first time.
  • The Summer Olympics take place in Atlanta.
  • Tickle me Elmo causes Christmas panic.
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