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Take a CD tour of historic northwest Ohio

(Toledo News Now) -

The Toledo area is steeped in history, dating back hundreds of years, but not many are familiar with that history. Now you can learn with the help of a CD.

The ‘dashboard tour' describes in detail the Battle of Fallen Timbers, Lake Erie at Put-in-Bay, and the siege of Fort Meigs in Perrysburg – some of northwest Ohio's famous battlegrounds. It's narrated by Clint Mauk and is the creation of Bob Kneisley, founder of the Legacy Community Foundation.

"Tourism is very critical to Toledo and the location we have," Kneisley said. "It occurred to me that a lot of people probably are not as aware of the importance of this region."

The idea is to listen to the CD to hear the story behind each battle, then visit the landmarks. Along the way, listeners may recognize some names, like Anthony Wayne and Commodore Perry.

"Education is part of it, certainly," Kneisley said. "Community building is a part of it. Increasing commerce with local merchants is a part of it. I just see it as a triple-win situation and I don't see any downside."

The CDs will be available starting next week in many local hotels and other locations for free.

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