Native American marker tree felled by high winds - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Native American marker tree felled by high winds

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Mother gets package implicating dead son's drug dealer

    Mother gets package implicating dead son's drug dealer

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:59 AM EDT2018-05-24 10:59:48 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-05-24 11:39:29 GMT
    Eric Danko died in 2017 at the age of 27. Over a week ago, someone his mother a package containing messages between Danko and Samuel Sturc. Sturc is currently behind bars. (Source: WJLA/CNN)Eric Danko died in 2017 at the age of 27. Over a week ago, someone his mother a package containing messages between Danko and Samuel Sturc. Sturc is currently behind bars. (Source: WJLA/CNN)

    Eric Danko died in 2017 at the age of 27. 10 days after his death, someone his mother a package containing messages between Danko and Samuel Sturc. Sturc is currently behind bars on felony charges.

    More >>

    Eric Danko died in 2017 at the age of 27. 10 days after his death, someone his mother a package containing messages between Danko and Samuel Sturc. Sturc is currently behind bars on felony charges.

    More >>
  • Areas of Toledo under boil advisory

    Areas of Toledo under boil advisory

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:08:22 GMT
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)

    The city of Toledo has issued a series of boiling advisories effective Wednesday, May 23, due to repairs to the city’s water distribution system. 

    More >>

    The city of Toledo has issued a series of boiling advisories effective Wednesday, May 23, due to repairs to the city’s water distribution system. 

    More >>
  • Maumee Mayor disappointed in new water plan

    Maumee Mayor disappointed in new water plan

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:32:52 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    After the city's new proposal, some of the suburban partners were stunned by what it entails. 

    More >>

    After the city's new proposal, some of the suburban partners were stunned by what it entails. 

    More >>
WOODVILLE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Woodville park officials are cleaning up after strong winds knocked over a historic tree over the weekend.

It was an irreplaceable piece of history and the namesake of Woodville's Trail Marker Park.

The 200 year old hackberry tree was used by Native Americans to navigate shallow crossings in the Portage River.

Native Americans would bend the trees as saplings, creating an l- shape, and point them in the direction of the trail.

But the Woodville tree was no match for Mother Nature, despite being bolted together.

"They tried to preserve the tree. It's got bolts through it where they tried to hold it together and normal tree preservation, but there's only so much you can do," said Michael O'Connor, President of the Woodville Historical Society.

Historians say it was the last trail marker tree left in northwest Ohio.

But even without the historic tree, a trail marker remains, serving as a reminder of the history that happened on these park grounds.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly