Riverside Park / Old Mill Stream

Riverside Park / Old Mill Stream (HMJPN)

Location: Findlay, OH 45840 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 2.552', W 83° 37.916'

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[West Side of Marker] : "Riverside Park"
One of the earliest and largest amusement parks in Northwest Ohio dedicated in 1906 on site of old waterworks. Trains brought visitors from as far away as Cleveland. 1907: Dance Pavilion and 2,000 seat auditorium built. 1908: Bathing beach made in old reservoir. 1925: Green Mill Dance Hall built on side near dam. Big name bands highlight entertainment. 1936: Shelters, band shell, and pool bath house made from bricks of old waterworks. 1978: Renovation of waterfront begins new era.

[East Side of Marker] :"Old Mill Stream"
Blanchard River Valley was home for Findlay native Tell Taylor who wrote ballad "Down by the Old Mill Stream" in 1908. Settlers established many saw and grist mills. 1881: Findlay Ice Company cuts 3,000 tons of river ice which is stored in two ice houses. 1888: Construction begins on Riverside dam, reservoir, and waterworks east of Findlay. 1905: Seven foot dam built near (Liberty Street) to elevate water level for boating. 1907: Seventy foot, 250-passenger steamer makes first trip from Main Street to Riverside Park. 1980: Old Mill Stream Parkway dedicated.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number#15-32_MARKE
Year Placed1987
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Guild of Hancock County, Hancock Park District, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 2:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 278781 N 4546816
Decimal Degrees41.04253333, -83.63193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 2.552', W 83° 37.916'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 2' 33.12" N, 83° 37' 54.96" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 730 Clinton Ct, Findlay OH 45840, US
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