“Toledo has much to remember but surprisingly little memory of it.”

From Banksters, Bosses, and Smart Money, A Social History of the Great Toledo Bank Crash of 1931 by Timothy Messer-Kruse, The Ohio State University Press, 2004.

When Google put the microfilmed archives of my hometown newspaper, The Blade, on the Internet, I realized immediately it would be a treasure trove of history for someone who grew up there (and read the paper). So this is what Toledo History Box is all about. History, personal recollections, observations, just plain goofiness. It’s all there in black and white, all I’ve got to do is find it.

It is not an attempt to infringe on the copyrights of Google or the Toledo Blade, not that saying that is going to help me in the least. Also, this site has no relationship with The Blade whatsoever.

About the author

He was born at Toledo Hospital in May, 1963. Lived in the Old West End, Kenwood Gardens, Old Orchard, Corey Woods (sorta), West Toledo. Humble graduate of Sylvania Southview. Dropped out of the University of Toledo. Worked (briefly) at such illustrious places as The Blade, Inverness Club, TARTA. He doesn’t live in Toledo anymore but it holds a grip on his heart that will never be released, to coin a phrase.


  1. Sheryl White

    Congrats on the site from another SHS and UT grad. Do you still keep adding to this website? Can I submit materials as I go through my records? BTW, we’re you a member of the Toledo Press Club?

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