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Sylvania originated where Ten Mile Creek and Ottawa Creek meet, an area favored by the Ottawa Indians. Sparsely settled at first, Sylvania grew after the War of 1812. Increased settlement, construction of better roads, and expanding railroads brought many opportunities to Sylvania. The Territorial Road that passed through Sylvania became the first thoroughfare between Toledo and Chicago, and the Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad laid track through Sylvania from Toledo and Adrian, Michigan. This book provides a glimpse into Sylvania's rich history through photographs of the people, events, and businesses that made Sylvania the great place to live that it is today.
ISBN: 9780738541259
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors and historians Gaye E. Gindy and Trini L. Wenninger have compiled a fascinating narrative of Sylvania's history to accompany these historic images, many of which come from the photograph collection of the Sylvania Area Historical Society. Both Gindy and Wenninger are members of the Sylvania Area Historical Society, in which they share the society's vision of preserving Sylvania history and making it accessible.
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