The Tiny Town Of Glendale, Ohio Is Strangely Full Of Giant Fiberglass Squirrels
If you’ve lived in the Buckeye State for any length of time, you know just how special our small towns can be. What you might not know is the story of a special black squirrel population hiding in a small Ohio village. Glendale, Ohio in Hamilton County is Ohio’s unofficial black squirrel town. It’s an interesting story that dates back to the 1940s. Today, if you’re lucky, you’ll spot one of these non-native creatures scurrying through the town and several other landmarks that pay homage to the unique wildlife.
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Have you ever been to the village of Glendale before? If so, did you spot one of the black squirrels? Share your experiences and photos with us!
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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