Fort Recovery Monument Park In 1908, President William Howard Taft signed a bill that allowed for the building of a monument in Fort Recovery. The monument was built in 1912 and dedicated on July 1, 1913. The obelisk stands at 101', 4" tall. It weighs approximately 800 tons and cost $23,700 to build. The nine foot statue depicts a frontiersman facing west and looking out at the beautiful land into which he triumphed. Underneath the base of the monument are the remains of those people killed under the commands of Arthur St. Clair and Anthony Wayne. 32 medallions surround the base of the monument, each inscribed with the name of an officer killed in battle here. Four bronze plaques also surround the base of the monument. Each Memorial Day weekend, over 900 crosses are placed in Monument Park in remembrance of the fallen soldiers. The park is located at the corner of OH-49 and OH-119.
Click below for various media coverage of the Monument 100th Anniversary Re-dedication.
Photo Collection and Comments of James Wagner
Monument Ceremony Photos by Bob Hart - Album 2
Monument Ceremony Photos by Bob Hart - Album 1
Program for the 100th Anniversary Monument Ceremony
WHIO TV "Re-dedicated Monument 100 years later in Fort Recovery" - 5/7/13
Daily Standard Article "Fort Recovery honors frontier combatants" - 5/6/13
Photos by the Daily Standard's Mark Pummell - 5/6/13
Lima TV Stations "Fort Recovery Monument Re-dedicated" - 5/5/13
Ohio Histore-news "Fort Recovery Monument Marks 100 Years" - 5/2/13
The Lima News Article "A time to honor: Fort Recovery to rededicate monument" - 4/28/13
WCSM Spectrum Interview - Kevin Sandler with Kathy Thobe and Nancy Knapke - 4/23/13
News Release - 4/23/13
Daily Standard Article "Descendants to help bring Fort Recovery's past alive" - 4/15/13
These Prezis were created at Fort Recovery Local Schools, in the 7th Grade Tech Citizenship class taught by District Technology Facilitator and Teacher, Cindy Moorman.These three Prezis by Will, Samantha, and Bridget were chosen among the best of the many done by the students.
Monument Prezi by Will
Monument Prezi by Samantha
Monument Prezi by Briget