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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27MX_ridgewood-in-the-country-club-district_Springfield-OH.html
The Ridgewood neighborhood, platted in 1914, was one of the first fully planned and restricted suburbs in the United States. Its innovative developer, Springfield native Harry s. Kissell, was among a small group of nationally acclaimed real est…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21RM_madonna-of-the-trail_Springfield-OH.html
Text on the Front (South) Side of Monument: Madonna of the Trail N S D A R Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days Text on the Left (West) Side of Monument: The National Road Completed by the Federal Government …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21RL_75th-anniversary-of-the-madonna-of-the-trail-statue_Springfield-OH.html
The Ohio Society DAR on July 4, 2003, placed this Rededication Marker to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Madonna of the Trail Statue. The Statue has been restored through the efforts of: · Ohio Society Daughters of the Ameri…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1YAS_robert-c-henry_Springfield-OH.html
Robert Clayton Henry, the first African- American mayor of an Ohio city, was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 16, 1921. He attended Springfield High School and graduated in 1939. After high school, he attended Wittenberg University and the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1MKE_vale-veterans-memorial_Springfield-OH.html
South side (Sons of the American Revolution logo) East side (Spanish American War logo) United Army Navy Spanish War Veterans 1898- 1899 Cuba Philippine Islands Puerto Rico North side (Civil War logo) Our Defenders 61- 65 West side …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1KSX_the-keifer-cabin-site_Springfield-OH.html
You are standing on the site of a cabin built by John Keifer in 1824. John Keifer (1802- 1863) and his wife Elizabeth Donnel (1805- 1865), daughter of surveyor Jonathan Donnel, resided here until 1830. That year the family moved to another f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1KSW_james-demint-cabin_Springfield-OH.html
One hundred feet south of this spot, James Demint, the founder of Springfield, built the first cabin in the city. In 1803 he completed the first plat of the city.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JT2_william-whiteley_Springfield-OH.html
Known nationwide as the "Reaper King", William Whiteley places Springfield on the map with his innovative improvements of Cyrus McCormack's reaper. A born machinist with an inventive mind, Whiteley is constantly seeking ways to improve u…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JT1_oliver-smith-kelly_Springfield-OH.html
O. S. Kelly grows up on a farm in Greene Township of Clark County later turning his efforts into carpentry trade. In 1852, Kelly temporarily leaves his family to seek his fortune in the California gold rush building dwellings for the miners, retur…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1JRH_asa-smith-bushnell_Springfield-OH.html
Asa Smith Bushnell, born in Rome, New York, settles in Springfield in 1850. After serving in the Civil War, Bushnell begins to work for a company partially owned by Benjamin Warder, eventually becoming a partner, now the Warder, Bushnell, and Gles…
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