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Mogadore in Portage County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mogadore

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
1. Mogadore Marker
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Inscription.  Side A
Legend has it that Mogadore's first settler, Ariel Bradley, was a spy for George Washington in October, 1776. As a nine year old boy, Ariel crossed British lines on a supposed errand to the nearest grist mill and returned with troop positions and tent counts. In 1801, Ariel left Connecticut to make his new home in what would be Ohio. In 1807, he built a log cabin on a 146 acre plot of farm land that cost $335. Until 1825 the new community had been named Bradleyville, but Ariel did not want the area named after him. Martin Kent was building a residence and a sailor, John Robinson, climbed to the top of the framework, pulled a flask of whiskey from his pocket. Breaking the flask on the last beam of construction, Robinson shouted "Three cheers for Mogador," which is a large city in Morocco, thusly christening the area Mogadore.

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Early on, an abundant water supply provided for an industrial boom in Mogadore's local mills. Flour, carding, cider, and lumber were produced at the mills, along with tanning, a barrel factory, wheel and millwrights. In 1828, clay was discovered which led to mining and as many
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
2. Mogadore Marker
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as twenty-one potteries surrounding the community. Millions of pieces of stoneware were produced here and shipped all over the country via the Erie Canal in Akron. Mined clay was also shipped as far away as Canada for production elsewhere. Paving bricks and sewer pipes were also produced in the area. To preserve the area's history, the Mogadore Historical Society was founded in the 1930s. In 1983, with the help of grants and fundraisers, the Mills-Kreiner House and the Norfolk and Western Railroad depot were moved to the present site. This site houses many items of Mogadore's history, including many clay pieces.
 
Erected 2007 by Village of Mogadore and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-67.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1776.
 
Location. 41° 2.903′ N, 81° 23.581′ W. Marker is in Mogadore, Ohio, in Portage County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Cleveland Avenue and Curtis Street. Located at the Mogadore Historical Society. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mogadore OH 44260, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
3. Mogadore Marker
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Ariel Bradley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goodyear's Wingfoot Lake Airship Hangar (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Soap Box Derby (approx. 3.4 miles away); Alaskan Totem Pole (approx. 3.4 miles away); Karl Arnstein (approx. 3.7 miles away); Akron Fulton Airport Champions Raceway (approx. 3.7 miles away); Airdock (approx. 3.7 miles away); Motorless Flight (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Village of Mogadore. (Submitted on August 18, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Mogadore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
4. Mogadore Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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