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Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Great Depression

 
 
The Great Depression Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 21, 2020
1. The Great Depression Marker
Inscription.  
During the Great Depression, over 300 companies closed in Toledo, and 50% unemployment plagued the city. Federal work programs like the WPA and CCC employed thousands of Americans during this time of hardship. In Toledo, these men built the Anthony Wayne Trail and constructed familiar buildings at the Toledo Zoo. In all, the government invested $62 million in regional public works.

In 1935, workers began $200,000 worth of projects across the Metroparks, including Side Cut. Three years later, over 1,400 WPA men were at work in the park district.They dug ponds, planted forests and built bridges, dams, shelters and trails. Many lived in the parks where they worked. Their legacy persists today in the distinctive stone shelters, bridges, stairways and outdoor grills still enjoyed at Side Cut Metropark.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location.

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Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 41° 33.397′ N, 83° 40.322′ W. Marker was in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker was on North River Road, 0.4 miles west of Mohawk Place, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1242 Old Trail Rd, Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Good Work Pays Off (here, next to this marker); Locking in Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); Side Cut's Left Over Locks (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maumee City (about 600 feet away); Rotary International (1905-2005) / Maumee Rotary Centennial Pavilion Dedicated July 2, 2005 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio Historical Flood Marker (approx. ¾ mile away); 215 W. John Street (approx. 0.9 miles away); American Faces (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
 
The Great Depression Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 21, 2020
2. The Great Depression Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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