Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Toledo Zoo / Toledo's Canals
Now ranked among the country's finest, the zoo began in 1900 with one large woodchuck in a box at Walbridge Park. After the organization of the Toledo Zoological Society, 1905-10, the zoo began its steady growth, particularly after 1923 under the leadership of Percy C. Jones. An ambitious federal construction program during the Great Depression of the 1930s provided several major structures.
[Back Side of Marker]:"Toledo's Canals"
The Anthony Wayne Trail, constructed in the 1930s, was built over much of the shared route of two canal systems: The Wabash and Erie, which joined Toledo with Indiana and operated from 1843 until 1874; and the Miami and Erie, which joined Toledo with Cincinnati and operated from 1845 until 1913. These developments in the Maumee Valley were responsible for the creation of the Great Lakes port city of Toledo.
Erected 1987 by Toledo Sesquicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-48.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the The Miami & Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 41° 37.323′ N, 83° 34.95′ Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the parking lot of the Toledo Zoo, very near the western entrance to the zoo. To see this marker one must actually enter into the zoo parking lot entrance that is off of the Anthony Wayne Trail. On most days that will require paying an entrance fee just to get into the parking lot (but on some colder off-season days you can get into the parking lot without having to pay and see the marker for free). Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Toledo State Hospital Old Cemetery, 1888-1922 (approx. one mile away); The Toledo State Hospital New Cemetery, 1922-1973 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Medical College of Ohio (approx. 1.9 miles away); Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (approx. 2.4 miles away); Art Tatum (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Oliver House (approx. 2.7 miles away); A Prehistoric Fort (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
More about this marker. The Anthony Wayne Trail that runs between the western side of the Toledo Zoo and it's main parking
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 25, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.