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Napoleon in Henry County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

History of DT&I Railroad

 
 
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By TeamOHE, August 15, 2019
1. History of DT&I Railroad Marker
Inscription.  This old depot was part of the DT&I Railroad, in the early 1900's, the DT&I Division Headquarters was located in Napoleon. Henry Ford owned the DT&I in the 1920's and had over 350 employees here.

The depot was moved here, to the fairgrounds, in 1995, from Oakwood Avenue. Henry Ford and his grandsons came to Napoleon many times to see the steam engines at the roundhouse, Mr. Ford would travel in his private railroad car, on one occasion, he stopped here on his way to West Virginia with his friends, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and their wives.

The logo painted here on the left: "We Have The Connections” refers to the over 30 connecting mainlines crossed in the 358 miles from Detroit, Mi. to Ironton, Oh. on the Ohio river, which made up the DT&I Railroad.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1995.
 
Location. 41° 22.715′ N, 84° 7.254′ W. Marker is in Napoleon, Ohio, in Henry County. Marker is on South Perry Street (Ohio Route 108), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Napoleon OH 43545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are

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By TeamOHE, August 15, 2019
2. History of DT&I Railroad Marker
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within walking distance of this marker. Church School House (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Bench (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Park At The Bridge (approx. half a mile away); C. C. 'Bud' Rodenberger (approx. half a mile away); Riverfront Industries Powered by Canal Water / How Napoleon Kept Its Name (approx. 0.7 miles away); World War Veterans Memorial Trees (approx. 0.7 miles away); Henry County Veterans Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Flood of 1982 (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Napoleon.
 
DT&I Railroad Logo image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, August 15, 2019
3. DT&I Railroad Logo
History of DT&I Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, August 15, 2019
4. History of DT&I Railroad Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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