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Russells Point in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sandy Beach Park

The Original Marker

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 13, 2017
1. Sandy Beach Park Marker
archived picture
Inscription. Sandy Beach Park formerly on this site built in 1924 by founders French L. Wilgus 1886- 1950 and his father Samuel L. Wilgus 1854- 1951. There existed “A Million Dollar Playground” Amusement Park, Old Vienna Gardens Night Club, Dancehalls, Showboat and Plaza Hotel. Only the bridge remains. This plaque is placed by the family of S.L.and F.L.Wilgus July 1987
 
Erected 1987 by family of S.L.and F.L.Wilgus.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 28.375′ N, 83° 53.651′ W. Marker was in Russells Point, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker could be reached from East Main Street (Ohio Route 366). Touch for map. Marker is missing, it was located on the east abutment of the bridge. Marker was at or near this postal address: 121 E Main St, Russells Point OH 43348, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Sandy Beach Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Boats of Indian Lake (a few steps from this marker); Sandy Beach and the Big Band Era (within shouting distance of this marker); Interurban Transportation (within shouting distance of this marker); Miami- Erie Canal / Lewistown Reservoir
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 5, 2017
2. Sandy Beach Park Marker
former location of marker. It was to the right, at the foot of the bridge.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Native Americans (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Lady of Fatima (within shouting distance of this marker); 1913 Flood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russells Point.
 
More about this marker. Marker was removed during renovation of the bridge.Eleven new markers, plus the OHS marker have been added at the site. This marker is probably "buried" in the estate of Mr. Bill Reed.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Sandy Beach Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 5, 2017
3. Sandy Beach Park Marker
east abutment of the bridge, where the marker was mounted
Sandy Beach Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 5, 2017
4. Sandy Beach Park Marker
site, as seen from East Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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