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OARBAC Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest Collection
Description: This color photographs shows the lighthouse at Marblehead, Ohio, at sunset. The lighthouse was built in 1822 to guide sailors safely along the rocky coastline of Lake Erie. It was added to the National Register of Historical Places on December 17, 1969. The image was submitted in the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest. In August 1976, the Ohio American Revolution Bicentennial Advisory Committee (OARBAC) began the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest as part of a larger effort in Ohio to celebrate the 1976 American Bicentennial. The contest was meant to document "the spirit and character of the people and places which represent Ohio during [the] bicentennial year," and to create a permanent photographic archive of the year's festivity for use by future researchers. Both professional and amateur photographers submitted over 500 photographs for consideration, all taken within the state between January 1 and December 31, 1976. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07005
Subjects: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Marblehead Light (Ohio); Lighthouses--Ohio; State parks & reserves; Lake Erie
Places: Marblehead (Ohio); Ottawa County (Ohio)