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

A Cross Section Of History

Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 26, 2021
1. A Cross Section Of History Marker
Inscription.  
This cross section of a tree trunk was put on display here in the 1960's. The tree rings are marked.

1830's
First settlers on land that is now Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

1930's
67 acres of parkland acquired at Monclova Road and State Route 64.

334 acres of parkland added at Reed and Wilkins Roads.

Mallard Lake and Wintergreen Lake dug by hand, and shelters constructed as WPA projects.

1940's
Park expanded to 2,779 acres.

1950's
Mallard Lake now the main center of public activity.

Evergreen Lake dug in fall of 1956.

Boy Scout camp built across Wilkins Road from site of future Oak Openings Lodge.

1960's
Oak Openings Lodge built.

17-mile Boy Scout hiking trail constructed.

1970's
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, after purchase of additional land within its outside boundaries, grew to over 3,600 acres for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work

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Horticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
Location. 41° 32.631′ N, 83° 50.431′ W. Marker is in Whitehouse, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Oak Openings Parkway 0.1 miles west of Wilkins Road (County Road 108), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5230 Wilkins Rd, Whitehouse OH 43571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Oak Openings Region (approx. 0.6 miles away); Other Military Operations (approx. 2.6 miles away); Gulf Wars & Afghanistan War (approx. 2.6 miles away); Vietnam War (approx. 2.6 miles away); World War II (approx. 2.6 miles away); World War I (approx. 2.6 miles away); Korean War (approx. 2.6 miles away); Whitehouse Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitehouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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