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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AFD_duck-creek-bridge_Caldwell-OH.html
The previous bridge that carried State Route 821 over the West Fork of Duck Creek into Caldwell at this location was a 110 foot long concrete arch built in 1930. It was designed by engineers L. W. Curl and W. W. Flemming in the Ohio Department …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AFC_in-memory-of-john-chapman_Dexter-City-OH.html
In memory of John Chapman, famous "Johnny Appleseed." Born in Leominster, Mass., Sept. 26, 1774, died in Fort Wayne, Ind. March 18, 1845. Without a hope of recompense, / Without a thought of pride, / John Chapman planted apple trees,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ABS_caldwells-origins-ball-caldwell-homestead_Caldwell-OH.html
Caldwell's Origins. Robert Caldwell and his family, from Chester County, Pennsylvania, moved to the Northwest Territory in 1795. In 1809 they bought and cleared land along Duck Creek in what became Olive Township, Morgan County (in 1819). In 1…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AAO_engine-house-number-one-neptune-engine-no-1_Toledo-OH.html
(Engine House Number One - marker side 1) Toledo's first fire station was built in November 1837 one city block due north of this site at the southwest corner of Cherry Street and Eagle Lane at 519 Cherry on what is now the driveway for the Goodw…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A94_ashtabula-harbor-commercial-district_Ashtabula-OH.html
Side A When the Pittsburgh, Youngstown and Ashtabula Railroad was finished in 1873, Ashtabula's harbor became a direct route to ship iron ore to the booming steel mills of Youngstown and Pittsburgh. On the west side of the Ashtabula River, a brus…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A93_the-hubbard-house_Ashtabula-OH.html
Built in the 1840s by William and Catharine Hubbard and known as "Mother Hubbard's Cupboard" or "The Great Emporium" by fugitive slaves, the Hubbard House was an important terminus on the fabled Underground Railroad in the years before the Civil W…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A91_ashtabula-train-disaster_Ashtabula-OH.html
Near this site, an iron truss bridge collapsed into the Ashtabula River during a blizzard, plunging a passenger train with 160 on board into the gulf below. Nearly 100 people were killed in this, one of the worst train disasters in American histor…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A8Z_hotel-ashtabula_Ashtabula-OH.html
Side A The Hotel Ashtabula was built in 1920 during an economic boom that lasted most of that decade. Architecturally, it represents a combination of Second Renaissance Revival and Georgian Revival styles. The H.L. Stevens and Company of Chicago …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A8Y_betsey-mix-cowles_Austinburg-OH.html
Betsey Mix Cowles dedicated her life to fighting slavery and improving the status of women. Her desire for a formal education led her to Oberlin College, where she completed two years of study in 1840. An advocate of immediate abolition, Cowles le…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A8X_ransom-e-olds-birthplace_Geneva-OH.html
Side A Ransom E. Olds was born on this property on June 3, 1864. Olds co-founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company, forerunner of the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors in Lansing, Michigan, on August 21, 1897. The curved dash model, built from 1…
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