Fremont in Sandusky County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Indian Gantlet and Race Course
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
From the present State Street
to the railroad bridge was
a famous Indian race track
and gantlet run by captives.
James Whittaker ran it so
well that he was adopted and
given land by the Indians.
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C43.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
Location. 41° 20.863′ N, 83° 6.801′ W. Marker is in Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is on North Front Street north of West State Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in downtown Fremont, just north of the State Street Bridge, which crosses the Sandusky River, on the west side of the River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 253 North Front Street, Fremont OH 43420, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fremont (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier's Monument (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Betsy (about Fort Stephenson (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Stephenson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near This Spot (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fremont (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Commemoration (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
More about this marker. This historical marker was part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series 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. Back when this historical marker was first erected, in 1930, Front Street was then part of State Route 53 and State Street was then part of US 20.
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. (Submitted on September 4, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission's website, regarding the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's military trails system and trail markers. (Submitted on March 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,261 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on September 4, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.