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On March 5, 1817, Lieutenant Almon Gibbs, formerly of Army Lodge No. 24 at Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, formed Northern Light Lodge No. 40 "at Waynesfield" (now Maumee). Gibbs served as Worshipful Master, William Griffith as Senior Warden, and Charles …
This park commemorates battles and treaties with the British and American Indians that led to the westward expansion of the United States and statehood for Ohio.
In the 1790s, residents of the newly formed United States were starting to move we…
[Front Side of Marker]: 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812
Near this site, in the War of 1812, stood the British encampment during the First Siege of Fort Meigs from May 1-9, 1813. This marker honors members of the 41st Regiment of Foot who di…
[Front Side Text of Marker] : "Battle of Fallen Timbers"
The Battle of Fallen Timbers, fought on August 20, 1794, is one of the most significant events relating to post-Revolutionary War America. Major General "Mad" Anthony Wayne led the Federa…
Pearson Metropark is one of the last remaining pieces of the Great Black Swamp, which once blanketed much of the region.The Johlin Cabin is a log home built in the swamp in 1867. Originally located about 1.5 miles from here on Corduroy Road betwee…
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James B. Steedman,Major-General, U.S.V.
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Erected byW.J. Finlay1886
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[Text on Front Side of Marker]F. C. L.[Text on Right Side of Marker]George Duncan ForsythLt. Co. B. 100th O. V. I.Captured at Limestone StationSept. 8, 1863.Shot and Killedin Libby Prison.Apr. 12, 1864,aged23 Years.————&mda…
[Front Side of Marker]:"The Toledo Zoo"
Now ranked among the country's finest, the zoo began in 1900 with one large woodchuck in a box at Walbridge Park. After the organization of the Toledo Zoological Society, 1905-10, the zoo began its steady…
[South Side of Marker]: "Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge"The Lima and Toledo Traction Company Bridge was construted in 1907 by the National Bridge Company of Indianapolis, and it was considered to be a revolutionary type of bridge construction. The …
[East Side of Marker] : "John Pray - Founder of Waterville, Ohio"
Born in Rhode Island, John Pray (1783-1872) moved to the Maumee River Valley from New York shortly after serving in the War of 1812 and completing a prospecting tour in Ohio. He …