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St. Marys in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

History of Roof Shingles on Memorial Bridge

Bridge Links Drought, Hurricane, and Friendships..

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 18, 2019
1. History of Roof Shingles on Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.  During 1986, farmers in the New Knoxville and St. Marys area offered assistance to farmers in South Central North Carolina by sending 17 tractor-trailer loads of hay to feed farm animals in the drought stricken area. The hay ended up helping 111 different farmers. Grain that was donated but could not be transported was sold in Ohio and the cash was sent. to North Carolina for the purchase of grain there. The real friendship began the following Spring when farmers from the New Knoxville and St. Marys area decided, to make a follow-up trip to see where the hay had gone. A group went to Rockwell, North Carolina, in the Spring of 1987 and since that time strong-friendships have resulted after several visits between Rockwell, North Carolina, and New Knoxville and St. Marys, Ohio. When the farmers in Rockwell, North Carolina, heard, of the Memorial Bridge Project, they volunteered their services to provide shingles for the roof of the bridge by using downed trees from Hurricane Hugo. 16,000 oak shingles were cut on an antique shingle saw through the efforts friends in Rockwell, North Carolina.
 
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By TeamOHE, May 18, 2019
2. History of Roof Shingles on Memorial Bridge Marker
topic lists: ArchitectureBridges & Viaducts.
 
Location. 40° 32.564′ N, 84° 23.236′ W. Marker is in St. Marys, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is on West South Street 0.1 miles west of South Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 134 W South St, Saint Marys OH 45885, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Serving Our Country (within shouting distance of this marker); With Honor and Remembrance (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Marys River (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Marys Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Short Level" of the Miami and Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named St. Marys Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Miami and Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Marys.
 
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By TeamOHE, May 18, 2019
3. History of Roof Shingles on Memorial Bridge Marker
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By TeamOHE, May 18, 2019
4. History of Roof Shingles on Memorial Bridge Marker
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By TeamOHE, May 18, 2019
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By TeamOHE, May 18, 2019
6. History of Roof Shingles on Memorial Bridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 21, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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