Archive for May, 2011

Today’s Advertiser

There was no advertiser today. If you would like to have your business advertised on this site and in the form of a car magnet, click on the “unique advertising opportunity” tab above for more details. There are many dates available in 2011. Each day will feature one unique advertiser. Today’s photo was taken from Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

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Wildlife Refuges along Lake Erie

I spent the afternoon visiting 3 wildlife refuges along Lake Eire west of Toledo.  The first one I stopped at was Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge.  It was closed but I was able to view it from the road.

I next stopped at Metzger Marsh State Wildlife Area.  It was foggy and seemed like a wasted opportunity for a movie shoot.

I finished up with a hike at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

 


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Today’s Advertiser

There was no advertiser today. If you would like to have your business advertised on this site and in the form of a car magnet, click on the “unique advertising opportunity” tab above for more details. There are many dates available in 2011. Each day will feature one unique advertiser.  Today’s photo was taken from the Fallen Timbers State Memorial in Maumee, Ohio.

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Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis

Fallen Timbers is the site of a battle between the United States under General Anthony Wayne and an American Indian Confederacy in 1794.   The site was called “Fallen Timbers” because a tornado supposedly toppled a lot of trees in the area prior to the battle.  The U.S. won the battle and it led to the signing of the Treaty of Greenville which opened the Northwest Territory to expansion.

Recently it was determined that the battle actually took place about a 1/4 mile from the present day monument and it remains undeveloped.

Not far from Fallen Timbers is Fort Miamis.  Fort Miamis was built by the British in 1794 but given up to the United States in 1796.  Following the Battle of Fallen Timbers, General Wayne decided not to attack this fort because it appeared to be impregnable.  The British however took it back during the War of 1812 and it was used by Tecumseh when he attacked Fort Meigs in 1813.

 


Fort Meigs

Fort Meigs was built in 1813 under the command of future president, General William Henry Harrison along the banks of the Miami River near present day Toledo, Ohio.  It was during the War of 1812 and the Americans wanted to retake Detroit from the British.  The British attacked the fort shortly after it was built and the battle lasted from April 28 – May 9, 1813.  The British were aided in battle by some American Indians under the leadership of Tecumseh.

The United States won the battle and second attempt at taking the fort was staged later in the year, but met with much quicker failure.

 


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