is located on the south end of the old downtown business district on Hohman Avenue (remember who he was?). To be honest, this photo of Harrison Park is obviously a fake. It never looked this good! But when the water was clean, boys used to fish and swim here.
Once when I was about five or six years old, I went swimming with my family. I stepped off the edge in water over my head. All I could see were the legs of other swimmers above me, treading water. As I drifted to the bottom, my Grandmother reached down, grabbed me by the hair and pulled me up before I drowned. That was my first swimming experience. At the time, I thought I was doing pretty good!
While Harrison Park is still home to 4th of
July picnics and civic events, the pond can no longer be used for
swimming or fishing.
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