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Van Wert in Van Wert County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wayne's Strategy

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
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1. Wayne's Strategy Marker
Inscription.  
WAYNE’S STRATEGY
»»««
Wayne feinting to right and
to left, led the Indians to
expect attacks at Maumee
Rapids and Miami Villages.
Having outwitted them, he
drove through this unguarded
center to final victory.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 52.174′ N, 84° 34.974′ W. Marker was in Van Wert, Ohio, in Van Wert County. Marker was at the intersection of Washington Street (U.S. 127) and Main Street, on the left when traveling south on Washington Street. This marker was likely on the southeast corner of the intersection, in front of the municipal court building. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 102 East Main Street, Van Wert OH 45891, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Brumback Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a
Wayne's Strategy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
2. Wayne's Strategy Marker
View of what I believe was the most probable location of this marker. In 1930, this was where the old Lincoln Highway crossed the then, State Route 9. It was State Route 9 that was being used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission as part of its trail network.
direct line); First County Library in the United States (about 500 feet away); Van Wert Gazebo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hoghe Road Bridge (approx. one mile away); Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Company D, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ohio City Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); First Successful Automobile (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Wert.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series (type C) which was put in place in 1930 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ohio's Revolutionary War era Battle of Piqua, by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission.

In order to accomplish this, in 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars of 1790 to 1795, or the War of 1812. Each of these military routes connected various related historical sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of the military trails.

The routes of these military trails were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers.

Originally, back in 1930, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, including this particular marker, which is listed on page 76 of the ORMC 1931 Planning Report.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Wayne's Strategy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. Wayne's Strategy Marker
View of the probable marker site, on the southeast corner of the intersection, looking south along US 127 (Washington Street).
Wayne's Strategy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
4. Wayne's Strategy Marker
View of the probable marker site, on the southeast corner of the intersection, looking east along Main Street.
Wayne's Strategy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
5. Wayne's Strategy Marker
A closer view of the probable marker site, on the southeast corner of the intersection, looking east along Main Street.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like our featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
7. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6, 7. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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