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Historic Maumee Through Time

Historic Maumee Through Time

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Maumee, Ohio, situated on the banks of the Maumee River, once a major transportation artery between West and East, was utilized by Native Americans, French, British, and, lastly, Americans. In 1794, it was the scene of the decisive Battle of Fallen Timbers, securing the territory for the United States. During the War of 1812, it was again the site of major confrontations between Americans (Ft. Meigs), British, and Native Americans (Ft. Miami). The American victory opened the area for settlement and Maumee became a major shipping and shipbuilding center during the 1820s to the 1850s. The coming of the Wabash Canal prompted the prediction that Maumee would become the "Greatest City in the West." Larger ships and the advent of the railroad soon dashed speculative hopes and Maumee settled into a sleepy village while still retaining many of the homes of early entrepreneurs, ordinary citizens, churches, and historical sites. A twentieth century economic renaissance resulted in the thriving community. Today, residents take pride in their past, present, and future, and Maumee's designation by the National Civic League in 2006 as "All American City."

Author: Marilyn Van Voorhis Wendler
Publisher: America Through Time
Published: 11/26/2018
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.50w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781635000764
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