Good Work Pays Off
Named for the Miami and Erie Canal's 'side cut' to Maumee City this canal land, later abandoned, became the first Metropark. Opened during the Great Depression, Side Cut Metropark's landscape is dotted with remnants of work done by 500 men employed through the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.). Many of these structures are still used today.
The Lamb Center, Silver Lake and the limestone Adirondack shelters were all projects used to put Toledoans back to work in the 1930s.
Did You Know?
Much of the W.P.A stone work you see came from the stone quarried by inmates at the Toledo Work House, which today is a part of Blue Creek Metropark.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the The Miami & Erie Canal, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of 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); American Faces (approx. 0.9 miles away); Treaty of Greenville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Aftermath of War (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.