The Maumee & Western Reserve Road: Its History and a Survey of the Milestones
The Maumee & Western Reserve Road is a fully-researched, fully-documented story of the road's long history and a record of the condition of its milestones in the year 2008.
Content includes History of the Black Swamp; How the Black Swamp was drained; Photographs of all existing 1842 milestones and replacement milestones as of 2008; Description of the condition of all milestones; Summary of Thaddeus Hurd's 1964 / 1966 milestone survey; Observations pertaining to the location and condition of each milestone.
This book contains full-color pictures and illustrations.
About Gary L. Franks (Toledo, Ohio Author)
Gary grew up in South Toledo, attending Harvard Elementary and Libbey High Schools, graduating in 1962. He earned a bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Toledo University in 1968 while working as a lab technician and engineer-in-training at Surface Combustion Corporation. In 1972 he joined SSOE, Inc. Engineers - Architects and was elected a partner in the firm in 1981. As a registered professional engineer (now retired) in 14 states, Gary worked as Industrial Division Manager and Director of Computer and Information Systems and managed business accounts for major customers such as Owens-Illinois, Union Carbide, Boeing, and General Mills. Historic Perrysburg, Inc. honored Gary in 2016 by naming him the recipient of the Bentley Award in recognition of his contributions to the history of Perrysburg and surrounding area. He is a member of the Ohio Historical Society, Historic Perrysburg, Inc., Museum of the Great lakes, Wood County (OH) Genealogical Society, and is a founding member of the Perrysburg Area Historic Museum.