Toledo, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Lucas co., Ohio, is situated on the Maumee River, about 4 miles from Maumee Bay, Lake Erie, 100 miles (direct) W. by N. of Cleveland, on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern, the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis and other railroads. It presents an attractive appearance, the houses in the residential quarters standing apart in well-kept gardens. The city has a fine harbor, with a deep water way (the " Straight Channel"), extending to the lake, and with many miles of dockage and warehousing. It has direct communication with the interior by the Miami and Erie Canal, and is the centre of a vast net-work of railroads which make use of the terminals for shipping. Toledo is a natural outlet for much of the grain and lumber products of the north-central section of the Union, likewise for coal and iron, and it is a receiving point for natural gas from the fields of which it is a centre. The city has some notable public buildings, as the public library, county court-house, Soldiers' Memorial, etc., and is the seat of Toledo Medical College and St. John's College, and possesses a zoological garden (in Walbridge Park). The manufacturing industries are very varied and conducted on an extensive scale. They include the manufacture of malleable iron and foundry products, steel-castings, boilers and steam-engines, stoves and ranges, agricultural implements, bicycles and automobiles, wagons and carriages, plate- and cut-glass, lumber, tobacco, flour, spices, malted liquors, articles of apparel, etc. The city is also largely engaged in boat building and the construction of large vessels of the ocean class. Toledo was incorporated in 1837, the two villages of Fort Lawrence and Vistula, with a total population of less than 1000, being united to form a new city. Pop. in 1870, 31,584; in 1880, 50,137; in 1890, 81,434; in 1900, 131,822.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe
Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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