Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thursday Lunch....Roche de Boeuf....

Roche de BoeufThe rock was used by Native Americans as a place to hold their councils, and they met there before the battle with Anthony Wayne in 1794. The General built Fort Deposit on the nearby bluff of the river now a park in Waterville Ohio. The bridge was completed in 1908 and was considered an engineering marvel, and there was a lot of opposition to its partial destruction of the legendary rock (even then some people cared). An electric trolley ran across it connecting Toledo to points south for the next 30 years.

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