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Taylor Moyer, of #Perrysburg, portrayed a member of the #Shawnee tribe during a commemorative afternoon to mark the 220th anniversary of the Battle of #FallenTimbers in #Maumee. The Metroparks of the Toledo Area, in conjunction with other historical groups, sponsored the afternoon's events. The day included a Shawnee storyteller, guided battlefield tours and several groups of reenactors. #BladePhoto by #KatieRausch @kdr42

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#mondaymemories: Now that’s a wrong turn At the edge of Laskey Road near Lewis Avenue, unsuspecting Joseph Lytle, 72, of Temperance found himself, and his vehicle, in quite a predicament. This unlikely scene on March 28, 1962 is a #bladephoto by Carl Gifford. Mr. Lytle was trying to avoid a huge mound of sand in the traffic lane of Laskey. He attempted to steer around the sand mound and took a sudden drop into an excavation that was 6 feet deep, 15 feet wide, and 20 feet long. Police said Peirce Construction Co. had dug the hole for a county water line installation and failed to barricade it off. Mr. Lytle was treated at Parkview Hospital for minor injuries.

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Scuba Diver Heading Into A Concrete Situation. You wonder where the torso went. At least, that's the way it seemed to persons at Monroe Street and Oatis Avenue when skin divers went underfround to divert a sewer flow so that repairs could proceed on a sewer cave-in that caused partial closing of Monroe. Getting ready to make the plunge is diver M.J.(Duke" DuShane of Lambertville,Mich. Toledo Blade file photo dated May 9, 1968 by Don Flory. It was published Tuesday May 14, 1968 in the Toledo Blade. Toledo Blade file photo by Don Flory.

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Toledo Fire Department Baseball Team 1923 Capt. Ray Clevens. Toledo Blade File Photo

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Back in 1913 one of the important Sunday afternoon pastimes was watching the motorcycle races at the old fairground at Dorr Street and Upton Avenue. Excitement reached a high pitch each time the referee and judges lined up contestants at the starting line. Dust clouds filled the air behind the contestants as they rounded the turns at the old fairgrounds track as the early "flying machines" soared along the oval track in front of large crowds gathered to watch the races. This photo has been preserved by Lou Klewer, Blade Outdoors editor. Toledo Blade Historical file photo.

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