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New Bremen in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Partners

 
 
Partners Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, August 24, 2019
1. Partners Marker
Inscription.  The Miami and Erie Canal, connecting the Ohio River with Lake Erie, was the primary mode of transportation for cargo in the mid to late 1800s. This allowed towns like New Bremen to quickly grow and prosper. Local farm boys, leading the family mules, pulled the canal boats along the towpath. This sculpture "Partners” depicts Johnnie, a local farm boy and Sadie, one of his mules, as he gets ready to harness another mule and begin his day's work. These local boys, called "hoggees", would lead their mules along the towpath, pulling the canal boats for several miles, before switching off with another hoggee further down the canal. One to three mules would be used for this task. This sculpture is dedicated to those young boys and their mules for being such an integral part of the history and prosperity of our community.
 
Erected 2016 by Dianne Komminsk.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal series list.
 
Location.
Miami & Erie Canal Display image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, August 24, 2019
2. Miami & Erie Canal Display
40° 26.164′ N, 84° 22.848′ W. Marker is in New Bremen, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is on South Washington Street (Ohio Route 66) 0.1 miles south of West Monroe Street (Ohio Route 274), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 S Water St, New Bremen OH 45869, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowstring Girder (within shouting distance of this marker); Loramie Summit (within shouting distance of this marker); New Bremen Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Miami & Erie Canal and New Bremen (within shouting distance of this marker); New Bremen Volunteer Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); 34 South Washington Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bremen.
 
Miami & Erie Canal Display image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, August 24, 2019
3. Miami & Erie Canal Display
Dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, August 24, 2019
4. Dedication plaque
Miami & Erie Canal Display image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, August 24, 2019
5. Miami & Erie Canal Display
Miami & Erie Canal Display image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, August 24, 2019
6. Miami & Erie Canal Display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 17, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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