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Serpent Mound Marker

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  • 15-48 The Marker was located in this little park on Main St. After talking with several people in the neighborhood, I found that it was struck by a car and damaged. Its location at this time, September, 2007, is unknown. 15-48 The Marker was located in this little park on Main St. After talking with several people in the neighborhood, I found that it was struck by a car and damaged. Its location at this time, September, 2007, is unknown.
  • 15-48 This is the view looking west on Main St. towards downtown Toledo. This street crosses the Martin Luther King Jr. drawbridge over the Maumee River to connect with Cherry St. in the downtown area.                 15-48 This is the view looking west on Main St. towards downtown Toledo. This street crosses the Martin Luther King Jr. drawbridge over the Maumee River to connect with Cherry St. in the downtown area.
  • 15-48 No Marker 15-48 No Marker
  • 15-48 Pontiac 15-48 Pontiac
Title, side A
East Toledo
Text, side A
East Toledo, early home of Ottawa Indians and originally part of Oregon Township, was annexed to the city in 1853. Peter Navarre, fur trader and War of 1812 scout, was a well-known pioneer resident. A post office named Utah was established in 1851 and located on Front Street near Oak Street, then the commercial center of the East Side.
Text, side B
Toledo's first public bridge over the Maumee River was a privately financed toll operation which opened in 1865 and joined Cherry and Main streets. A gala celebration in 1872 marked the city's purchase of the bridge and lifting of its tolls. Free access to this vital river crossing stimulated further development and rapid growth of East Toledo.
Location
In the park between Main and Platt streets on the vacated 1st Street