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

Maple Industry in Garrettsville, Ohio

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
1. Maple Industry in Garrettsville, Ohio Marker
Inscription.  Evidence abounds that Garrettsville was at the center of the maple industry in Ohio from the 1880s into the twentieth century. In 1881, Garrettsville held the first ever-professional association of maple syrup/sugar producers, a tradition that continued annually into the early 1900s. The one square mile of Garrettsville was home to several maple syrup canneries in the 1880s and to syrup evaporator manufacturers. It was also the home to Lifesavers candy, originally a maple sugar based company. In 1893, Garrettsville sent a contingent of maple syrup and sugar producers to the Columbian Exhibition at the Worlds Fair in Chicago. In that year, a Garrettsville area farmer was awarded the first place medal for the best maple sugar in the world.
 
Erected 2009 by James A. Garfield Historical Society, Northeast Ohio Maple Producers, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 11-67.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. In
Maple Industry in Garrettsville, Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
2. Maple Industry in Garrettsville, Ohio Marker
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addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 41° 17.103′ N, 81° 5.844′ W. Marker is in Garrettsville, Ohio, in Portage County. Located in garden next to James A Garfield Historical Society. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8115 High Street, Garrettsville OH 44231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garrettsville, Ohio (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the 120th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); Hart Crane American Poet (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Creepy" Karpis and The Last Great Train Heist (approx. ¼ mile away); History of Koritansky Hall (approx. 2.9 miles away); James A. Garfield (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hiram College (approx. 3 miles away); The Underground Railroad/Escaping Slavery In Eastern Ohio (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garrettsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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