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Aerial Views of State Properties
Description: Overhead photograph showing Fort Meigs State Park along the Maumee River. Fort Meigs, built during the War of 1812, was a strategic fortification along the banks of the Maumee in present-day Perrysburg, Ohio. The fort withstood two British sieges in 1813 and became a turning point in the war for the American forces. Today, the fort is the largest reconstructed wooden-walled fort in the United States and is an Ohio History Connection site as well as a National Historic Landmark. This photograph comes from a series of aerial photographs of Ohio's state properties, including universities and colleges, state hospitals, parks, lakes and reservoirs, and prisons. Each photograph is labeled with the institution name. Typically, there are two views of each property, oblique and vertical. The photographs were taken by the 112th Photo Section of the 37th Division Air Services in 1930. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA6591AV_001_FtMeigs
Subjects: Fort Meigs (Ohio); United States--History--War of 1812; Aerial photography--History;
Places: Fort Meigs (Ohio); Perrysburg (Ohio); Wood County (Ohio);