The farm of George and Emma Biles on Route 91 in Solon was described as a “thickly wooded section” and was variously noted as having 148 or 160 acres. The Biles family leased the farm as tenants from John C. Jackson, a white landowner in Chagrin Falls, in 1939. It was the location for some large picnics held by the Future Outlook League of Cleveland in the late 1940s. One such event was reported to include “woods dancing,” foot races, hiking parties, baseball, and a barbecue, with transportation by specially arranged CTS buses departing the Woodland–East 55th Sohio service station.
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- “Letter Box.” Call & Post. December 20, 1947.
- “Outlook League Sponsors Picnic At Biles’ Farm.” Call & Post. August 21, 1948.
- “3000 Enjoy FOL Picnic.” Call & Post. August 13, 1949.