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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Russells Point, Ohio

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Location of Russells Point, Ohio
    Logan County (142)
    Auglaize County (68)
    Champaign County (77)
    Hardin County (45)
    Shelby County (50)
    Union County (60)
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1Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — 1913 FloodA History of Indian Lake
History has recorded many major floods and the devastation they created. One of the greatest floods ever in Ohio occurred in March of 1913. Rivers in the region, including the Great Miami River, overflowed their banks destroying many towns and . . . — Map (db m104195) HM
2Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Bickham Bridge - 1877
Miami Valley Pike Span-98' Smith Bridge Co., Toledo, OH Type-Howe Truss. Cost - $2,335.00 Rehab-2002 the Righter Co., Columbus, OH Cost-$475,334.57 — Map (db m34180) HM
3Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Boats of Indian Lake
The first motorized boat appeared on Indian Lake in the early 1900’s. By 1930, reports indicated there were a total of 13 pleasure boats and 17 speed boats operating out of Russells Point Harbor, and many more from other points around the lake. For . . . — Map (db m104102) HM
4Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Indian Lake State ParkLewistown Reservoir
From Canal to Recreation Destination
The Great Miami River is sourced by the waters of Indian Lake. The original spillway forming the reservoir was completed in 1860. After numerous repairs to the aging dam, in 2018, a new 700-foot . . . — Map (db m155745) HM
5Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Indian Lake Veterans MemorialAmerican Legion Marker
In honor of all veterans living or dead of all wars past and future dedicated to Indian Lake Post No. 413 May 28, 1984 presented by Indian Lake Unit No. 413 American Legion Auxillary (2 logos) — Map (db m156665) WM
6Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Interurban Transportation
In the early 1900’s, advertising could be found in major newspapers proclaiming “Hourly service to Indian Lake, Russells Point and Lakeview.” Interurban Railway Cars were designed by the Ohio electric Company to save gas and transport . . . — Map (db m104124) HM
7Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Islands and BeachesA History of Indian Lake
The original Lewistown Reservoir was created by manually excavating and building approximately 3 miles of earthen dam in several areas and joining seven natural lakes and large ponds.The largest stretch of this structure is the area along the lake . . . — Map (db m104190) HM
8Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Miami- Erie Canal / Lewistown Reservoir
As a result of the success of the Erie Canal in New York, the Ohio General Assembly decided to build two canals to promote business and travel between the Ohio River and Lake Erie. The Miami & Erie Canal, built in three stages, united Cincinnati . . . — Map (db m104126) HM
9Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Native AmericansThe History of Indian Lake
The Indian Lake Region was inhabited by Native American Indian cultures long before white settlers. The Shawnee, Cherokee and Wyandot Tribes were the primary inhabitants, The Algonquin, Delaware and Ottawa tribes also had settlements nearby. Many of . . . — Map (db m104209) HM
10Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Orchard Island Post Office
(Circa July 29, 1912 to November 15, 1926) Postmistress Ruby Tarr This building was the first to serve the southern Indian Lake Postal Region. With the will and determination of Mrs. Isabelle Wicker Pusey and the Indian Lake Historical Society, . . . — Map (db m104297) HM
11Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Our Lady of FatimaA Unique Feature of Indian Lake
In 1957, George B. Quatman purchased the west side of the Sandy Beach Amusement Park and the remainder on the east side in 1962. No alcohol or rock and roll music was permitted in the renovated Stardust Ballroom, Old Vienna Gardens and Plaza Hotel, . . . — Map (db m104208) HM
12Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Our Lady of Fatima Statue ParkSt. Mary’s Point- Indian Lake Ohio
Our Lady of Fatima Statue Park and Meditation Garden was built by the late George B. Quatman in 1964 as part of his “San Juan Amusement Park” entertainment site. During it’s twenty years of operation, the San Juan Amusement Park, . . . — Map (db m156666) HM
13Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Rainbow Division Veterans Memorial
In honor of Rainbow Division Veterans WW I and WW II. — Map (db m156667) WM
14Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — 3-46 — Sandy Beach Amusement Park
Nicknamed “Ohio's Million Dollar Playground” or “Atlantic City of the Midwest,” Sandy Beach Amusement Park opened here on May 29, 1924. The park at Indian Lake featured a 2,000-foot long roller coaster and other popular . . . — Map (db m22070) HM
15Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Sandy Beach and the Big Band Era
At the turn of the century, the area around Russells Point harbor was owned by the Ohio Department of Conservation, was leased as several separate tracts and operated as picnic grounds. Samuel “Pappy” Wilgus held the leases for ground on . . . — Map (db m104123) HM
16Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Sandy Beach Bridge
The footbridge crossing the Russells Point Harbor was constructed in 1924 by Samuel “Pappy” and French Wilgus at a cost of $15,000 . It connected the east side of the Sandy Beach Amusement Park to eateries and other attractions on the . . . — Map (db m104101) HM
17Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — Sandy Beach ParkThe Original Marker
Formerly on this site built in 1924 by founders French L. Wilgus 1886- 1950 and his father Samuel L. Wilgus 1854- 1951. There existed “A Million Dollar Playground” Amusement Park, Old Vienna Gardens Night Club, Dancehalls, Showboat and . . . — Map (db m106783) HM
18Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — St. Mary of the Woods Veterans MemorialAnother Great Eagle Scout Project
Side A (flag logo) Honoring all veterans of St Mary of the Woods “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13…. Side B donated in part by: Knights of . . . — Map (db m85407) WM
19Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — The Villages
Russells Point In 1847, John Russell, for whom Russells Point is named, was born near the shores of the original spring-fed Indian Lake. His parents farmed near the areas we know today as Lake Ridge and O’Connors Point on the east side of . . . — Map (db m104178) HM
20Ohio (Logan County), Russells Point — When the Music DiedThe History of the Indian Lake Amusement Park
George B. Quatman acquired the west side of the Sandy Beach Park in 1957, and the east side in 1962. At that time the park was renamed the “San Juan Amusement Park” and became alcohol free. However, all along the harbor were bars and . . . — Map (db m104170) HM
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Mar. 3, 2021