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In the mid-1700s, France found its influence waning among midwestern tribes as it contested for Native American trade and military alliances with Great Britain. Shortly after Miami Chief Memeskia (also known as Old Britain or La Demoiselle) moved …
(Left):Erected in honor ofVice AdmiralStephen Clegg RowanU.S. Navy.
Born in Ireland Dec. 25th 1808Died in Washington, D.C. Mar. 31st 1890.
Received Special Vote of Thanks of Congressfor Distinguished Services Feb. 7th 1863.(Right):Vice Admir…
Piqua's public square, like in many mid-western communities, functions as the historical and cultural center of the city. Long after government buildings have moved to newer and larger sites, the public square maintains its status as the focal poi…
The 1915 Shawnee (Lorimer) Bridge was dedicated in part to the forty-four men, women and children who lost their lives in the 1913 flood. The waters of the Great Miami River broke free from their banks on March 25, 1913 and devastated the areas of…
To the Piqua area men and women who have honorably served in the conflicts of our country
Side A:Piqua's Vietnam Home FrontLocal views on the Vietnam War mirrored national attitudes of pride and confusion. Piqua citizens participated in the "Letters for Life" campaign in 1970 for prisoners of war. Piqua Daily Call assistant news editor…
Main Street began as a Native American trail that paralleled the Great Miami River. The trail took a shortcut across the east bend of the river thus creating the route that would become the center of the future City of Piqua. This early trail beca…
Erected in tribute to theveterans who served ourcountry in all its wars
Presented to the City of Piqua bythe Piqua Rangers Drill TeamDedicated May 29, 1966
The Citizens of Piqua dedicate this memorial.
We are proud of your Piqua heritage and birth. As musical ambassadors, you have achieved world wide fame and made the world a better place.
Dedicated June 3, 1990
John, Herbert, Harry, Donald,…
The Great Miami River regularly overflowed its banks during the early years of Piqua's history. The first recorded flood hit the pioneer settlers in April of 1805. During the next one hundred years the Great Miami River flooded Piqua on nine separ…