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Fayette in Fulton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Camp Palmer Time Line

1946-1958

 
 
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By TeamOHE, November 20, 2020
1. Camp Palmer Time Line Marker
Inscription.  
1946
4-H Camp Palmer was founded by 4-H leadership in seven NW Ohio counties. Each county 4-H program shared in the purchase of 16 acres and development of the camp by raising funds within the county.

Before 1947, summer camps were set up near the Maumee River. The seven counties that were the first members 4-H Camp Palmer: Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Van Wert, and Williams.

1947
On July 20, 1947, 4-H Camp Palmer was officially dedicated. The camp was named after W.H. Palmer, the state 4-H leader from 1916-1951.

The first building built was the dining hall. It was constructed of a split-log construction due to the lumber shortage of WWII.

1950
The recreation hall was added - including two small restrooms which were for staff only. Campers still needed the bucket and wash basin to wash up.

Allen and Putnam Co. joined the corporation.

1953
Cabins
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By TeamOHE, November 20, 2020
2. Camp Palmer Time Line Marker
Info boards are inside the Camp Palmer Covered Bridge
replaced army style tents for campers. They were complete with army cots and a shelf on the outside to hold each camper's wash basin.

Auglaize Co. became the tenth member of the corporation.

A group of campers depicting the symbol of 4-H.


1957-58
A new swimming pool was completed in 1957. On Memorial Day, the Fayette Fire Department filled the pool.

A new entrance sign and county road were put in place in 1958.
 
Erected 2009 by Defiance County 4-H.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsCharity & Public WorkParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the 4-H Youth Program 🍀 series list.
 
Location. 41° 38.732′ N, 84° 22.216′ W. Marker is in Fayette, Ohio, in Fulton County. Marker is on County Road MN 0.1 miles east of Harrison Lake Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26246 Harrison Lake Rd, Fayette OH 43521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Camp Palmer Time Line (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Camp Palmer Time Line (here,
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next to this marker); 1915 Ohio Michigan State Line Survey (approx. 4.2 miles away); 1815 Michigan Meridian (approx. 4.3 miles away); Veteran's Memorial Park (approx. 4.9 miles away); Erie J. Sauder (approx. 8 miles away); Archbold (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Ohio Art Company (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayette.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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