Ohio brick Lincoln Highway pillar restored

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LHA director Mike Buettner sent info and images from a Mid-Ohio Chapter/Lincoln Highway Association work day a few weeks ago.  The original brick pillar that is one mile east of Oceola (Crawford County) was in dire need of repair.  Saturday, led by Richard Taylor, members of the chapter did those repairs.

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According to my road guide research, this pillar “was set in 1921 to commemorate the completion of the bricking of this part of the highway, and is the only survivor of what may have been eight pillars in Crawford County west of Bucyrus.  Past-president Esther Oyster has determined that these brick pillars were set at one-mile intervals, in a span of seven miles from Bucyrus to the Wyandot County Line, and has thus far been able to verify the construction of six of these pillars.”

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