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

Camp Palmer Time Line

1959-1990

 
 
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By TeamOHE, November 20, 2020
1. Camp Palmer Time Line Marker
Inscription.  
1959-60
Starting in 1959 new structures were added along with purchases of more land to broaden the offerings and size of Camp Palmer.

The conversation building was added in 1959.

In 1960, the summer staff cabin was built.


From 1960-1970 the camp purchased 4 tracks of land totaling 127 acres.

1962-63
Much needed flush toilets and warm water showers were installed in 1962.

The Craft building was built in 1963 and provided kids the opportunity to make traditional camp crafts such as the four clover lamp. The same year the adult camp director cabin was built.

1966-69
Additional purchases of land and a farm were made in 1966 which helped the camp to grow to 149 acres.

The first full-time manager for the camp was hired in 1969.

1973-77
Wood County joined in 1973, making Camp Palmer the eleven member
Camp Palmer Time Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 20, 2020
2. Camp Palmer Time Line Marker
Info boards are inside the Camp Palmer Covered Bridge
corporation it is today.

New restrooms were added in the recreation hall in the central camp area.

1990
Challenge by Choice program began in 1990 and an area was added that included a high ropes and a team building course Groups under this Course, work on team building skills.

A wetland area was created to encourage wildlife and provide great place for nature study groups. This along with grasslands and a bird observation area, provides many opportunities for campers to study and observe wildlife.
 
Erected 2009 by Defiance County 4-H.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & 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 in this post office area: 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
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(here, 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 5 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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