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

War Savings Stamps

Lucas County

 
 
Lucas County War Savings Stamps 1918 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
1. Lucas County War Savings Stamps 1918 Marker
Inscription.  
In recognition of
the Patriotism of
the People of
Lucas County
who so generously purchased
War Savings Stamps in 1918
this tablet is
gratefully erected by the
Ohio War Savings Committee

 
Erected 1918 by Ohio War Savings Committee.
 
Location. 41° 39.307′ N, 83° 32.234′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from Adams Street east of North Michigan Street (State Route 25), on the left when traveling east. Marker is a metal plaque, mounted at waist-level, directly on the right-hand pillar at the main front (south) entrance to the Lucas County Courthouse from Adams Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Adams Street, Toledo OH 43604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucas County (here, next to this marker); William McKinley Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish American War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also
Lucas County War Savings Stamps Marker (<i>tall view; this marker below; related marker above</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
2. Lucas County War Savings Stamps Marker (tall view; this marker below; related marker above)
named Lucas County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Toledo’s Canals (about 300 feet away); Toledo (about 600 feet away); Toledo's First High School / Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Blade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
 
Also see . . .  War savings stamps of the United States. War savings stamps were issued by the United States Treasury Department to help fund participation in World War I and World War II. These stamps were distinct from the postal savings stamps issued by the United States Post Office, but the Post Office played a major role in promoting and distributing war savings stamps. The United States Treasury Department issued its first war savings stamps in late 1917 in order to help pay for the costs incurred through involvement in World War I. The estimated cost of World War I for the United States was approximately $32 billion, and by the end of the war, the United States government had issued a total of $26.4 billion in debt. Although national campaigns had aimed to sell $2 billion in war savings stamps, they ultimately accounted for about $0.93 billion, or 3.5 percent, of the
Lucas County Courthouse (<i>Main entrance on Adams Street; marker visible on pillar</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
3. Lucas County Courthouse (Main entrance on Adams Street; marker visible on pillar)
total debt issued. (Submitted on August 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
Lucas County Courthouse (<i>southeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
4. Lucas County Courthouse (southeast corner view)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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