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Fremont in Sandusky County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indian Gantlet and Race Course

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
1. Indian Gantlet and Race Course Marker
Inscription.
Indian Gantlet and Race Course

From the present State Street
to the railroad bridge was
a famous Indian race track
and gantlet run by captives.
James Whittaker ran it so
well that he was adopted and
given land by the Indians.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C43.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 20.863′ N, 83° 6.801′ W. Marker is in Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is on North Front Street north of West State Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located in downtown Fremont, just north of the State Street Bridge, which crosses the Sandusky River, on the west side of the River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 253 North Front Street, Fremont OH 43420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fremont (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier's Monument (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Betsy (about
Indian Gantlet and Race Course Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
2. Indian Gantlet and Race Course Marker
View looking northeast of historical marker in the foreground, and in the background, just beyond the railroad tracks is the cement flood walls that protects downtown Fremont from the flood waters of the Sandusky River.
800 feet away); Fort Stephenson (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Stephenson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near This Spot (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fremont (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Commemoration (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Fremont.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker was part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series which was put in place in 1930 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ohio's Revolutionary War era Battle of Piqua, by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. Back when this historical marker was first erected, in 1930, Front Street was then part of State Route 53 and State Street was then part of US 20.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
3. Indian Gantlet and Race Course Marker
View looking north of the historical marker along North Front Street (the old State Route 53). In the distant background is a view of the Railroad Bridge, crossing the Sandusky River, that is referred to in the text of the historical marker.
This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on September 4, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission's website, regarding the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's military trails system and trail markers. (Submitted on March 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. LandmarksNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
4. Indian Gantlet and Race Course Marker
View looking south of the historical marker with a background view of the intersection of Front and State streets. This is the State Street that is referred to in the text of the historical marker.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
5. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,249 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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