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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Providence, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Lucas County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lucas County, OH (237) Fulton County, OH (90) Henry County, OH (80) Ottawa County, OH (55) Wood County, OH (113) Lenawee County, MI (95) Monroe County, MI (134)  LucasCounty(237) Lucas County (237)  FultonCounty(90) Fulton County (90)  HenryCounty(80) Henry County (80)  OttawaCounty(55) Ottawa County (55)  WoodCounty(113) Wood County (113)  LenaweeCountyMichigan(95) Lenawee County (95)  MonroeCounty(134) Monroe County (134)
Location of Providence, Ohio
    Lucas County (237)
    Fulton County (90)
    Henry County (80)
    Ottawa County (55)
    Wood County (113)
    Lenawee County, Michigan (95)
    Monroe County, Michigan (134)
 
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1Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — A Dam With A View
Follow the historic Towpath to the source of the canal water and a beautiful habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds. Peace, tranquility and a spectacular view with the sound of water flowing over the Providence Dam await you at the end of the . . . Map (db m173223) HM
2Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — Foundations From The Past
America needed hope in the early 1930s, as The Great Depression took its toll. Newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt implemented social programs, such as the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A) . . . Map (db m173228) HM
3Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — Issac Ludwig Historic Mill
The first water powered grist mill near this sit was built about 1885 by after manor, one of the earliest white settlers in this region. The present mill built in 1849. Was operated and owned by Isaac Ludwig under permanent water rights granted . . . Map (db m173222) HM
4Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — 31-48 — Miami & Erie CanalOhio Historical Marker
The Wabash & Erie Canal opened between Toledo and Lafayette, Indiana, May 8, 1843. The Miami Extension Canal was completed to Junction, Ohio, on July 4, 1845, linking the Wabash & Erie Canal with Cincinnati and resulting in changing the canal’s name . . . Map (db m19574) HM
5Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — Next Stop: Backruptcy!
Railroads signaled changing times for the canals, making them obsolete before they were even finished. Only five years after the first spadesful of dirt on the Miami and Erie Canal had been dug, trains were already rolling into Ohio. In . . . Map (db m173224) HM
6Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — St. Patrick ChurchProvidence — 1845 —
Fr. Amadeus Rappe, Pastor of St. Francis de Sales, Toledo, and Mission Pastor of all Northwest Ohio, supervised the building of this church in 1845. Peter Manor donated the land, 40,000 bricks, and 5,000 ft. of black walnut lumber for . . . Map (db m172753) HM
7Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — Tempers Explode As Dams Get BuiltRising Water and Rising Tempers
Legend has it that construction wasn't easy. All towns wanted the canal because it brought them prosperity. The townsfolk living across the river in Gilead (Grand Rapids) were so angry that their town was not on the canal route that they . . . Map (db m173227) HM
8Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — The 150th Anniversary of the Great Starvation1845- 1850 — St. Patrick's Church —
The 150th Anniversary of the Great Starvation 1845- 1850 In memory of those who Perished and those who fled starvation, death and foreign oppression in Ireland to seek justice, freedom and a new way of life in America. (three . . . Map (db m132064) HM
9Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — The Oberle Hotel
A former hotel at this site was once a popular stopover for travelers in the 1850s on the Miami and Erie Canal. Folklore tells us this old hotel had questionable roots at best. Reportedly once a house of ill repute, the hotel had . . . Map (db m173219) HM
10Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — The Towpath Trail
The Towpath Trail, where mules once towed flat bottom boats on the Miami & Erie Canal, connects three Metroparks along the scenic Maumee River. Farnsworth overlooks three islands in the river and the picturesque ruins of an Interurban Bridge. . . . Map (db m173225) HM
11Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — Through The Eyes Of An Artist
The ghost town of Providence was once a booming city with warehouses, shops, and the canal. Colorful characters such as these would have been seen throughout canal towns and villages. Thanks to illustrator Bill Kuhlman we have a peek at what . . . Map (db m173218) HM
12Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — Tough Times On The Towpath
Life was not easy for the 50,000 people who called Ohio home at the beginning of the canal era. It was difficult to send goods, travel and receive mail. Governor Ethan Allan Brown authorized canal construction to help ease the . . . Map (db m173220) HM
13Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — Water Power: Turbines and Races
The model next to you is a replica of the turbine that runs the mill. A turbine spins like a pinwheel, but uses water instead of wind. The Providence Dam, half-mile west, directs water from the Maumee River into the canal behind the mill. . . . Map (db m173221) HM
14Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — Water's Way: Flood And Ice
It may surprise you that nature relies on floods. Floods and adjacent lands called floodplains allow rivers to purge excess sand, silt, and pollution. Plants and shrubs along the edge trap floodwater debris. The earth itself filters . . . Map (db m173226) HM
15Ohio (Lucas County), Providence — Welcome
Welcome to Providence Metropark on the Maumee River, a place that connects the natural world with the stories of people who lived here - their hopes, dreams and accomplishments. The Maumee is the reason the Miami and Erie Canal was . . . Map (db m173305) HM
 
Aug. 3, 2021