Along the Sandusky River

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The Sandusky River flows nearly 130 miles, roughly in the shape of a capital "C," through the northern Ohio towns of Bucyrus, Upper Sandusky, Tiffin, and Fremont, and into Lake Erie's Sandusky Bay. A portage near its source allowed Native American tribes to reach the Scioto River and travel by water from Lake Erie all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The War of 1812 brought forts and battles, and the defeat of the British at Fort Stephenson was the first major American victory of the war. Over the years, the Sandusky has provided fish to eat, power for mills, and shipping routes for business and trade. It also, on occasion, has brought floods and devastation to its nearby inhabitants. Designated an Ohio Scenic River since the 1970s, the Sandusky is still the lifeblood flowing through the heart of its region.
ISBN: 9781467115889
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 203
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Brandon Hord grew up in Fremont, Ohio. He studied at Bowling Green State University, where he earned his BA and MA degrees in history. Brandon writes and lectures about various aspects of history. Larry Michaels is a Lutheran pastor at Martin Luther Church in Toledo, Ohio, and has a PhD in English from the University of Toledo, where he taught for many years. Larry has written several books about the history of northwest Ohio, and he now lives in Fremont with his wife, Suzi.
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