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Shawnee in Perry County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Welcome to Shawnee and the Little Cities of Back Diamond Region

 
 
Welcome Tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 27, 2019
1. Welcome Tablet
Inscription.  Welcome to Shawnee and the Little Cities of Back Diamonds Region. This green space celebrates the place we call home by acknowledging and honoring the courage and hard work of thousands of people who labored here to mine the coal that helped power a nation, and who gave early voice to the concerns and interests of laborers in this country by the pioneering roles they played in the Knights of Labor and Trade Union movements.

We also acknowledge and rejoice in the return of the eastern woodland forest, which for a period of time, was lost to this place. Located in Ohio’s hill country, Shawnee and the Little Cities Region sits just south of the edge of the footprint of an ancient glacier that created flat, rich Midwestern farm lands to the northwest. Sparing the mineral-rich and beautifully forested Appalachian foothills here in Southeastern Ohio.

There are countless interesting stories that result from the boom-to-bust-to-recovery experience here since the mid 1800’s. Many of these stories remain relevant and useful today, reminders that people and places are influenced by what has come before. A reminder, too, that what we
The I. O. of R. M. Building, now the Tecumseh Theatre image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 27, 2019
2. The I. O. of R. M. Building, now the Tecumseh Theatre
This tablet is the leftmost tablet affixed to the side of the building, facing the pocket park.
do now will influence the experience of those to come.
 
Erected 2011. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 39° 36.241′ N, 82° 12.733′ W. Marker is in Shawnee, Ohio, in Perry County. Marker is on Main Street west of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Tablet faces the pocket park to the right of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Main St, Shawnee OH 43782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Boom Town (here, next to this marker); Black Diamonds and Bricks (here, next to this marker); Tecumseh Theater (here, next to this marker); A Little City in the Forest (a few steps from this marker); Knights of Labor Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); World’s Greatest Mine Fire (approx. 1.3 miles away); Robinson’s Cave (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hemlock (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shawnee.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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