fairfield school for boys
joe p

United States

#41 Jun 28, 2012
Brainsucker wrote:
Dixon was bulging with lunatics when I had it. There were also a few boys who had nothing wrong whatsoever but who had no place to go and were sent there because their parents had gotten killed in a car crash, etc., and they had no relatives. They didn't seem to mind because the loonies were very entertaining.
There was a small zoo over the hill behind Dixon and one of the critters was a coyote. One of the Dixon boys used to perch in a second floor window and howl at the thing and it would howl back -- the guy thought he *was* a coyote (or maybe a werewolf) and, in fact, that was his nickname, coyote.
I taught these boys how to play Euchre, Spades, Hearts, and I took them for lots of hikes out towards Riven Rock where they could play in and around the cliff. They also raided the orchard out there where there were lots of good apples on the trees. I also built some really nice horseshoe courts which became very popular with all the boys -- very few had ever played horseshoes before. The Dixon boys weren't all that hot on basketball which all the other boys wanted to play endlessly.
what year was this. When I was in Dixon it was honor cottage a lot of us worked off campus
joe p

United States

#42 Jun 29, 2012
Staci wrote:
I am searching for information and history about "The Hill". I spoke to an official today at the prison and was told that they haven't used the old mansion for years. The problem with this is it is falling apart. They have no means to repair it. Sad thing is that they are saying it will end up being demolished. I would love to save it. It would be great to open it up for tourist and make it a museum. If anyone has information about their time there, or other information, please contact me.
Thanks.
Staci
email: [email protected]
PS. Just to let everyone know, I live up the road from the beautiful mansion and would hate to see it disappear.
. This mansion u refer to.what is it could it be one of the cottages we lived in
frankbaldridge

Monterey, IN

#43 Oct 18, 2012
Ido have some good mems but the nightmares still haunt me I was at herrick cottage in 71 one time My bed had a wrinkle in it I got slapped down aflight of stairs I seen young men where they would put snakes and turtles on their chest are you telling me you did not have green monsters in your cottage where you had to stand for 24 hours or get your brains knocked out security would beat the shit out of you! The only people I remember was good good men Edmonson clarkey and mr daniels from cin.
Mark McGuire

Zanesville, OH

#44 Dec 14, 2012
Mrs Parker wrote:
I was at Fairfield School for Boys from Sept 1968 to June of 1971 as the Social Worker for Bushnell and Highlands Cottages. It wasn't a perfect place but I have many fond memories of the people I worked with as well as the young men I met. It makes me happy to see such nice comments from these gentlemen. My best wishes to all of you.
Mrs. Parker was wondering if you could tell me the name of the high school on the Hill. I saw a few people mention it but were not sure what it was call, I thought it was called Remmling. I was trying to get my transcripts from there but was told it burnt down.I was there in summer of 72 in Muskingum Cottage. Remember swimming at the school indoor pool, marching, playing BBall in the old gym next to Muskingum Cottage and the bug dust.
Marty

Cincinnati, OH

#45 Jan 5, 2013
I was on the hill in 71. The Harmon A cottage I hear that was the same cottage Bob Hope was in. I read The Catcher In The Rye while I was there. We had passes back then, a gold pass was the most desired one, I got one as fast as possible and keep it all the time I was there. A guy I knew from home was on his 2nd time so they made him family kick, I never got stepped out very often that's how I keep my pass. My social worker was hot,she was only about 25 and my hormones were racing to beat hell.Mr Dupler was the superintendent. I seen him knock a kid down and start kicking the hell out of him just for asking a question. One of the second shift C.P.s used to come in drunk all the time and mess with us. This guy would get in my face and try to get me to hit him, I never did though. He would say all kinds of stuff like talk about my mother and tell me that I was goofy anything to try to get me to swing on him. I used to wash cars on Saturdays for cigarettes. I don't have fond memories but it doesn't haunt me either.
Ralph

West Chester, OH

#46 Jan 25, 2013
I was on the hill 3 times .Highlnd from 1966-1967 6months.Mr.Meadows was the man.Back in 1967-1968,in the Bushnell.Before it changed to a intake cottage.6 more months released again.only to return for a third trip 1968-1970 to the Harris Cottage.I excaped once.I got 6 months added.I graduated there from Reemlin High School June 4 1970 and was released.If it had for Mr. Robert Heft I probably would'nt have graduated. I also am trying to find away to get a copy of my diploma .I have my transcript of grades.any help would be greatly appreiated.Thanks Ralph K. Pigman 74366-3 from Dayton,Ohio
scatteredmind

Cincinnati, OH

#47 Feb 1, 2013
Trying to find any info or pictures or how to get them. My father was there between 69 and 71 and played baseball there. Was rather good. His name is Ron F
Terry W Brooks 87030

Waldo, OH

#48 Mar 26, 2013
I spent two terms on the hill late 60searly70s i was in harris first time muskingum second time it would be great to touch base with anyone. Im on facebook ln Ashley Ohio
don c

AOL

#49 Mar 31, 2013
chuck snyder wrote:
i was in scioto cottage n 79. was in machine shop.teacher was as old as dust...question how do ya get a copy of diploma from that place
I was there in 74 in machine shop also the teacher was Mr Polling he would let us watch THE PRICE IS RIGHT just about everday,he was a fun guy always remember him,and getting the new guys to oil there broughs so not to get static shocks from the machines lol
Keith from Cleveland

United States

#50 Apr 4, 2013
I was in LaGonda for 7 months. I hated being awAy from my family it my Mom and Dad came every weekend. I don't regret going. It was the wakeup call I needed at the time. I do regret putting my parents through the experience and am eternally sorry that I caused them pain and sorrow.,
Old Dreams wrote:
What cottage were you guys in? I was in the Muskingum. I think the year was maybe 71 or 72, I am not sure. The only outstanding thing I recall is a english teacher that was killed while he was driving up that twisting road. I too remember them telling me that Bob Hope had been there, they said he used to live at Dean Hall.
I remember the marching and how we only had a certain amount of time to eat. I used to like the marching though, it made you feel powerful, part of something.
I remember the bug dust and rolling machines the state gave you if you had no smokes. Wow!
Victor Anthony

Tokyo, Japan

#51 May 4, 2013
Mark McGuire wrote:
<quoted text>
Mrs. Parker was wondering if you could tell me the name of the high school on the Hill. I saw a few people mention it but were not sure what it was call, I thought it was called Remmling. I was trying to get my transcripts from there but was told it burnt down.I was there in summer of 72 in Muskingum Cottage. Remember swimming at the school indoor pool, marching, playing BBall in the old gym next to Muskingum Cottage and the bug dust.
The name of the high school was Remelyn High
hansel

Elyria, OH

#53 Sep 2, 2013
I was there in 68,,69.and 70..was in muskingum. and logonda,,,,would love to here from some old friends,,,,, I rember ,,never had a visit ,,,for reason to hard to explain ....mr.hicks,,,was my, cottage sup,,,,
Karl Frisch

North Port, FL

#54 Sep 4, 2013
Raymond st pete fla wrote:
I was a inmate in 77 i took autobody school the teacher was there forever i think his name was bennington or something i still have my grad certificate and my zone 4 badge we had zones we had to go through ,i remember the bug dust,I was In the Harris Cottage best on the hill.funny you think a person would want to forget those days but i have good memories
remember MeMe Mallot old bitch
Karl Frisch

North Port, FL

#55 Sep 4, 2013
Hi joe I still remember that place looking back it was fun
Karl Frisch

North Port, FL

#56 Sep 4, 2013
joe p wrote:
Was there in 75-76 in the honor cottage Dixon good memories I remember bucheete , conncler ,Mr Taylor my fondest memories was going off campus to set up for pumkin festival in circleview also Mr bell our gym teacher
Hi Joe how you been I still remember that place
Karl Frisch

North Port, FL

#57 Sep 4, 2013
joe p wrote:
<quoted text>. Hey ray I was in the Dixon in 77 but my brother in law was in the Harris same time his name is Karl frisch funny thing is he lives in Fla.
Ray I was in the hanging Harris at that time Mr Boatimer Mr Teeter, Malott I was in the brown group laundry detail live in Northport fl. Now
Ray miller 88993

Fairfield, OH

#58 Sep 5, 2013
The name of the newer school at F.S.B. was called Remington high school,Was at muskingum cottage from Feb 72 to Sept 73.
david

United States

#59 Sep 10, 2013
I was there in the 1968, I was in the body shop,, im 61 years old now, and worked in body shops my whole life
david

United States

#60 Sep 10, 2013
I was there in 1968, worked in the bodyshop, im 61 now, and worked in body shops for 45 years
Jacqui

Washington, DC

#62 Dec 3, 2013
joe p wrote:
<quoted text> what year was this. When I was in Dixon it was honor cottage a lot of us worked off campus
I'm a writer look for anyone who would have been there in the '60s who can tell me what they remember about their living conditions and treatment by staff.

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