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Near Zanesfield in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923)

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

 
 
Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 10, 2015
1. Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) Marker
Inscription. Earl Sloan's accumulation of a fortune from the formulation and sale of "Sloan's Liniment" resulted in the creation of a living legacy. To "honor the place of his nativity" Dr. Earl Sloan donated funds to build the Sloan Library for the people of Zanesfield. With a wish to teach boys and girls "trades, mechanical and domestic science," he also provided for the establishment of the Sloan Industrial School. Dr. Sloan's vision for the future continues to aid and inspire young people today as they benefit from educational opportunities made possible through his generosity.
 
Erected 1991 by The Sloan Trust and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-46.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 20.001′ N, 83° 40.28′ W. Marker is near Zanesfield, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is on County Route 153 east of Sandusky Street (County Route 5S), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located a short distance southeast of the town of Zanesfield, on the grounds of the Zanesfield Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Zanesfield OH 43360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 10, 2015
2. Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) Marker
A distant view of the marker, looking west, along County Road 153.
within walking distance of this marker. Hicksite Quaker Church (a few steps from this marker); Zanesfield Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Simon Kenton / Historical Home Site (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Fort Wapatomica (approx. 0.4 miles away); Isaac Zane & Princess Myeerah (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Isaac Zane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. Simon Kenton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Zanesfield (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zanesfield.
 
Regarding Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923). The subject of this marker, Earl S. Sloan, is buried in the cemetery where this marker is located. His grave is located near the southeast corner of the cemetery grounds and a picture of his tombstone has been included in this submission to the Historical Marker Database.
 
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1. Dr. Earl S Sloan.
Dr. Earl Sloan, a native of Zanesfield, Ohio, left a legacy of generosity to the citizens of Logan County. Dr. Sloan made his fortune with a family recipe for horse liniment that people discovered was also good for human aches and pains. Through brilliant use of marketing, Dr. Sloan made his liniment a household staple. he focused his advertising in the evening papers, for women did the majority of purchasing and he believed they did not have time to
Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 10, 2015
3. Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) Marker
View of the maker, with a view of the Zanesfield Cemetery in the background.
read the morning edition. (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Earl Sloan.
The Sloan family emigrated from Ireland in the early nineteenth century following the American Revolution; Earl's father settled in Venango County, Pennsylvania. The family home was a small log house on Sandusky Street in Zanesfield. Earl's father was a horse harness maker, who served as a pioneer veterinary surgeon for central Ohio, and he bought and sold horses for the army during the Civil War. (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) Gravestone. image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 10, 2015
4. Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) Gravestone.
View of the gravestone of Earl S. Sloan.
Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) Gravestone. image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 10, 2015
5. Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) Gravestone.
A distant view of the gravestone of Earl S. Sloan, located in the southeast corner of the Zanesfield Cemetery.
Zanesfield Cemetery Sign (<b><i>near marker</b></i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 3, 2014
6. Zanesfield Cemetery Sign (near marker)
Sloan Library for the people of Zanesfield image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 3, 2014
7. Sloan Library for the people of Zanesfield

Dr. Sloan's Library is nearby, one-half mile away, on Sandusky Street in Zanesfield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6, 7. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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