The “Great Olive Poisoning” of 1919

On Saturday, August 23rd, 1919 the Lakeside club of Canton Ohio held a dinner and dance to celebrate the return of Colonel Charles C Weybrecht, formerly adjutant general of the state of Ohio and most recently commander of the US 146th infantry regiment, just returned from the war in France. The party, some version ofContinue reading “The “Great Olive Poisoning” of 1919″

The Toledo War: When Ohio and Michigan Went to War and Wisconsin Lost

In 1835, a dispute based on a faulty map brought the State of Ohio and the Michigan Territory to the brink of war. The “Toledo War” represented the stresses of a growing nation, and rewrote the boundaries of three states. It is history that deserves to be remembered.