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Fort Loramie in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pioneer Portage

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Pioneer Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Pioneer Portage Marker
Inscription.  
Pioneer Portage
Here, at the headwaters
of the Miami, St. Mary’s and
Auglaize Rivers, was the only
land travel necessary in
early days between the
Lakes and the Ohio River.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 21.092′ N, 84° 22.468′ W. Marker is in Fort Loramie, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Ohio Route 66) and Elm Street (Ohio Route 362), on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. This marker would most likely be situated in the town, along the main highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Loramie OH 45845, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Loramie Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Miami and Erie Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greene Ville Treaty Line
Pioneer Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
2. Pioneer Portage Marker
View of the probable location of the missing marker on the southwest corner of the intersection of North Main Street (Ohio Route 66) and Elm Street (Ohio Route 362).
(about 300 feet away); Miami Erie Canal Mile Stone (about 300 feet away); Greenville Treaty Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Loramie / The Indian Wars, 1790- 1795 (was approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Fort Loramie (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cholera Marker (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Loramie.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series (type C) 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.

In order to accomplish this, in 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars of 1790 to 1795, or the War of 1812. Each of these military routes connected various related historical sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of the military trails.

The routes of these military trails were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers.

Originally, back in 1930, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, including this particular marker, which is listed on page 76 of the ORMC 1931 Planning Report.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels
 
Pioneer Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. Pioneer Portage Marker
View of the probable location of the missing marker looking east along Elm Street (Ohio Route 362).
Pioneer Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
4. Pioneer Portage Marker
View of the probable location of the missing marker looking south along North Main Street (Ohio Route 66).
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
5. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like our featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
6. 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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2019.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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