Description: The once-massive limestone rock outcropping standing in the Maumee River known as Roche de Boeuf has marked many events in the history of the Maumee Valley. It was a legendary site for American Indians and the place where they gathered before the Battle of Fallen Timbers in August 1794. Early records indicate a nearby French settlement in the 1700s was called both Roche de Bout and Roche de Boeuf (spelled here Rouche de Boeuf), but for the last hundred years or so the latter has been most frequently used for both the rock and the lost settlement. About one-third of the rock was destroyed when the railroad bridge was built which caused a great controversy. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL07687 Subjects: American Indian history and society; Ohio History--Natural and Native Ohio; Maumee River (Ind. and Ohio); Geology--Ohio Places: Waterville (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)
Description: This aerial view of Toledo, Ohio, shows the downtown area marked by several skyscrapers. The Maumee River is seen in the upper right section of the photograph. The tallest structure is the former National City Bank building (now the PNC Bank), 405 Madison Avenue, built in 1932. The steel-frame skyscraper, which has a limestone exterior, is designed in the Art Deco style. It was the tallest building in downtown Toledo until 1969, when the Fiberglas Tower was completed.
Another landmark structure is the Cherry St. Bridge (now the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge), which spans the Maumee River. In this photo, the bridge is visible above and to the right of the National City Bank. It is a bascule bridge (drawbridge), whose moveable section is located slight left of center. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL06163 Subjects: Aerial views; Toledo (Ohio); Cityscapes; Bridges; Bascule bridges; Maumee River (Ind. and Ohio) Places: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)
Description: Taken ca. 1935-1943, this aerial photograph of Toledo, Ohio, also referred to as the "Glass City" due to its long history as an important part of the glass industry, shows downtown Toledo and the Maumee River.
This photograph is one of the many visual materials collected for use in the Ohio Guide. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration by executive order to create jobs for the large numbers of unemployed laborers, as well as artists, musicians, actors, and writers. The Federal Arts Program, a sector of the Works Progress Administration, included the Federal Writers’ Project, one of the primary goals of which was to complete the America Guide series, a series of guidebooks for each state which included state history, art, architecture, music, literature, and points of interest to the major cities and tours throughout the state. Work on the Ohio Guide began in 1935 with the publication of several pamphlets and brochures. The Reorganization Act of 1939 consolidated the Works Progress Administration and other agencies into the Federal Works Administration, and the Federal Writers’ Project became the Federal Writers’ Project in Ohio. The final product was published in 1940 and went through several editions. The Ohio Guide Collection consists of 4,769 photographs collected for use in Ohio Guide and other publications of the Federal Writers’ Project in Ohio from 1935-1939.
View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B13F11_008_001 Subjects: Maumee River (Ind. and Ohio); Bridges--Ohio; Toledo (Ohio)--History--Pictorial works; Aerial photographs--1930-1950; Central business districts--Ohio--Toledo; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Works Progress Administration; Ohio Federal Writers' Project Places: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)
Description: Caption reads: "On this site overlooking the Maumee River at Maumee, Ohio, was built the first white settlement in the Northwest Territory. In 1680, the French under Frontenac, erected a trading post there and a century later it was rebuilt as a British stronghold called Fort Miami. Fort Meigs, the "Gibralter of the Northwest" where the American forced made their stand was located almost directly opposite." View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B08F20_002_1 Subjects: Maumee River Valley (Ind. and Ohio)--History--Periodicals Places: Maumee (Ohio); Lucus County (Ohio)
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