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Lorain, Ohio Historical Markers

 
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By Christopher Light, February 11, 2008
Founding of Lorain, Ohio Marker
Ohio (Lorain County), Lorain — 4-47 — Founding of Lorain, Ohio
At the mouth of the Black River in April, 1787, Moravian missionary David Zeisberger attempted a settlement of Indians but was ordered further west by unfriendly Delaware Indians. On July 16, 1834, a plat of this site was filed by Conrad Reid, . . . — Map (db m5546) HM
Ohio (Lorain County), Lorain — 10-47 — Helen Steiner Rice
Helen Steiner Rice was born on May 19, 1900, in Lorain, the daughter of Anna and John Steiner. Demonstrating an early propensity for writing, Helen planned for college, but her father's death during the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic kept her . . . — Map (db m67511) HM
Ohio (Lorain County), Lorain — 25-47 — Lorain Station 100
Prior to the Civil War, Ohio was a leading state for enslaved Americans of African descent traveling the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada. For these fugitives, their final stop in Ohio was a Lake Erie port community in the north. One . . . — Map (db m143281) HM
Ohio (Lorain County), Lorain — 32-47 — Lorain West Breakwater Lighthouse / Saving the Lorain Lighthouse
On October 22, 1913, Congress appropriated $35,000 to build a light- and-fog station at Lorain harbor. Construction began after plans were approved in 1916. The concrete structure was finished and light placed in service in 1917, but the station . . . — Map (db m143276) HM
Ohio (Lorain County), Lorain — 20-47 — Shipbuilding Lorain's First Industry
Side One Lorain's shipbuilding industry began when Augustus Jones and William Murdock began constructing wooden sailing vessels on the west side near the mouth of the Black River. The sloop General Huntington was the first boat launched . . . — Map (db m67504) HM
Ohio (Lorain County), Lorain — 8-47 — The Lorain Tornado, 1924
Just after 5:00 P.M on June 28, 1924, a tornado swept off Lake Erie directly into downtown Lorain. Within five minutes, seventy-eight people lost their lives. Fifteen died in the old State Theatre that stood upon this site, as an audience of two . . . — Map (db m67510) HM
Ohio (Lorain County), Lorain — Trading Post
In 1807 a Trading Post with the Indians was established near this site by Nathan Pery, Jr. that resulted in the settlement of Lorain which in pioneer days was known as the Mouth of the Black River. — Map (db m5547) HM

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