Toledo Express Airport, which has never lived up to expectations, opened with fanfare in 1954.
The West Toledo Expressway – an 8.8 mile section of Interstates 75 and 475 – opened in December, 1970. Sylvania felt snubbed.
The Anthony Wayne Trail was built on the bed of the Miami and Erie canal, but its official draining ceremony in 1929 was ruined by saboteurs.
A week-long celebration marked the opening of Toledo’s new train station, Central Union Terminal, in 1950. It was a long time coming.
What did it take to get Toledo Express Airport built? Figuring out where, mostly: but a big push from big business got that issue settled.
The ice broke on the Maumee in March, 1908, and the steamer Yuma, torn from its mooring, took out a good chunk of the former Cherry Street Bridge.
Prior to its 1950 replacement, Union Station was a sore point with travelers and city officials. It was a dump.