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Toledo is the county seat of Lucas County. Toledo is in northwest Ohio, on the western end of Lake Erie, and borders the State of Michigan. The city was founded in 1833 on the west bank of the Maumee River, originally incorporated as part of Monroe County, Michigan Territory, then re-founded in 1837, after conclusion of the Toledo War, when it was incorporated in Ohio.

Toledo grew quickly as a result of the Miami and Erie Canal and its position on the railway line between New York and Chicago.

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  • 1837 - Toledo, Ohio founded

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  • Toledo, Ohio, USA
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
  • News 1880 - TORNADO RIPS CITY.
    Toledo, O., March 5. - During the prevalence of a heavy storm of wind and rain, at an early hour this morning, a chimney of the Buckeye Brewery was...Read MORE...


  • Toledo, Ohio, USA
    1890s
    The Woolson Spice Co.
    Toledo, O.
  • Toledo, Ohio, USA
    Adams Street, Toledo, Ohio
  • 1895 - February 26 - Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio patents a glass-blowing machine

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  • News 1896 - COSTLY BLAZE. Gasoline Explodes and Causes Heavy Losses at Toledo.
    Toledo, O., April 20. - By the explosion of a barrel of gasoline in the Dauntless bicycle factory the entire plant was wrecked. The fire was...Read MORE...


  • Toledo, Ohio, USA
    Collingwood Avenue, North from Bancroft Street, Toledo, Ohio.
  • Toledo, Ohio, USA
    Bird's Eye View from Nicholas Building, Toledo, Ohio.
  • News 1902 - SEVEN YOUNG PERSONS DROWN - Naphtha Launch, on Which They Were, Run Down by a Tug Near Toledo, Ohio
    TOLEDO, Ohio, May 7 — Seven young people, members of a Sunday school class of the First Baptist Church, were drowned in the Maumee River just below...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    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...Read MORE...


  • News January 11, 1918 - A tremendous blizzard completely immobilized the Midwest, stopping mail service for two weeks.
    The vast storm then moved through the Great Lakes Region and the Ohio Valley. Winds reached 60 mph at Toledo OH, and the temperature plunged from 28...Read MORE...


  • News 1920 - Eight Known Dead.
    (By Associated Press.)
    TOLEDO, Mar. 29. - Eight persons are known to be dead and nearly 100 injured, some so seriously that their death is expected, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1927 - PARISH HOUSE IS WRECKED BY BLAST. BOMB MAY HAVE DESTROYED TOLEDO CONGREGATIONAL STRUCTURE - TWO LOSE LIVES. VICTIMS ARE REMOVED.
    WOMAN CARETAKER AND HUSBAND ARE KILLED, AND WOMAN ASSISTANT IS SEVERELY BURNED.

    Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 5 (AP) - Two persons were killed and a third...Read MORE...


  • 1936 - January 15 – The first building to be completely covered in glass is completed in Toledo, Ohio, for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company.

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    January 15, 1936

  • 1949 - July 10 - 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Ohio

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Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.

Toledo, Ohio, USA
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Adams Street, Toledo, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio, USA
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1890s
The Woolson Spice Co.
Toledo, O.


Toledo, Ohio, USA
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Collingwood Avenue, North from Bancroft Street, Toledo, Ohio.

Toledo, Ohio, USA
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Bird's Eye View from Nicholas Building, Toledo, Ohio.
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  • 1837 - Toledo, Ohio founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1880 - TORNADO RIPS CITY.
    Toledo, O., March 5. - During the prevalence of a heavy storm of wind and rain, at an early hour this morning, a chimney of the Buckeye Brewery was... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - February 26 - Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio patents a glass-blowing machine

    historyorb.com
  • News  1896 - COSTLY BLAZE. Gasoline Explodes and Causes Heavy Losses at Toledo.
    Toledo, O., April 20. - By the explosion of a barrel of gasoline in the Dauntless bicycle factory the entire plant was wrecked. The fire was... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - SEVEN YOUNG PERSONS DROWN - Naphtha Launch, on Which They Were, Run Down by a Tug Near Toledo, Ohio
    TOLEDO, Ohio, May 7 — Seven young people, members of a Sunday school class of the First Baptist Church, were drowned in the Maumee River just below... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    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... Read MORE...

  • News  January 11, 1918 - A tremendous blizzard completely immobilized the Midwest, stopping mail service for two weeks.
    The vast storm then moved through the Great Lakes Region and the Ohio Valley. Winds reached 60 mph at Toledo OH, and the temperature plunged from 28... Read MORE...

  • News  1920 - Eight Known Dead.
    (By Associated Press.)
    TOLEDO, Mar. 29. - Eight persons are known to be dead and nearly 100 injured, some so seriously that their death is expected, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1927 - PARISH HOUSE IS WRECKED BY BLAST. BOMB MAY HAVE DESTROYED TOLEDO CONGREGATIONAL STRUCTURE - TWO LOSE LIVES. VICTIMS ARE REMOVED.
    WOMAN CARETAKER AND HUSBAND ARE KILLED, AND WOMAN ASSISTANT IS SEVERELY BURNED.

    Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 5 (AP) - Two persons were killed and a third... Read MORE...

  • 1936 - January 15 – The first building to be completely covered in glass is completed in Toledo, Ohio, for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 15, 1936
  • 1949 - July 10 - 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Ohio

    historyorb.com

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