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

Lauber Shelter

 
 
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By TeamOHE, October 17, 2020
1. Lauber Shelter Marker
Inscription.  When the first settlers to the area arrived on August 22, 1834, they erected simple shelters for each family. These lean-to structures provided a place for the young and sick to sleep and a place to fix meals. Most of the settlers only used these shelters for a few months while they prepared the land and logs to build their first cabins. In the wagon and shelter reproduced here, you can see examples of the items a family might have brought with them to Northwest Ohio. Each family had one wagon packed completely to the canvas with their personal goods, tools and enough food for that rirst winter. Note the bags and kegs that held items like flour, sugar, dried fruit and vegetables, bacon, cured pork, cheese and vinegar. The settlers brought only a few personal items such as bibles, family dishes, cookware, linens and clothing.

For more information or assistance, please visit our interpreter in the Witmer-Roth House (Building #30)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is August 22, 1834.
 
Location. 41° 32.421′ N, 84° 17.928′ 

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By TeamOHE, October 17, 2020
2. Lauber Shelter Marker
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W. Marker is in Archbold, Ohio, in Fulton County. Marker is on Ohio Route 2, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Archbold OH 43502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Covered Wagon (a few steps from this marker); Log School (within shouting distance of this marker); Community Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethany United Brethren Church Bell (about 400 feet away); This Hungarian Migrant Worker's Wagon (about 500 feet away); Peter Stucky's Wagon Shop (about 600 feet away); Woodcarvers Shop (about 700 feet away); This Log House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Archbold.
 
Lauber Shelter Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 17, 2020
3. Lauber Shelter Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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