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

Covered Wagon

 
 
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By TeamOHE, October 17, 2020
1. Covered Wagon Marker
Inscription.  The first settlers in German Township traveled from eastern Ohio in covered wagons created by putting bows and a canvas on a farm wagon. The wagon was packed with the most valuable items on the bottom. This included seed for crops and food staples, such as flour, which were not needed for the journey. Upon arriving at the site of their new homes, the settlers used the canvas for temporary shelter and turned the wagon back into a farm wagon.

The wagons were pulled by oxen. These animals had great strength and could better withstand the journey through the swamp. They could be used to plow and do other farm work and in an emergency, they could be used as food.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 41° 32.418′ N, 84° 17.932′ 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. Lauber Shelter (a few steps from this marker); Log School (within shouting distance of this marker);

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By TeamOHE, October 17, 2020
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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.
 
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By TeamOHE, October 17, 2020
3. Covered Wagon 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 29 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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