Ohio History Journal

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[September 14, 1929, is a date long to be remembered in the annals of

Ohio and other states represented at the dedicatory ceremonies incident to

the unveiling of a monument to Major General Anthony Wayne, a hero of

the Revolution and the border wars with the Indians in the valleys of the

Miami and Maumee Rivers. The sites of his major achievements in the

post-Revolutionary period of his career-the battle of Fallen Timbers and

the Treaty of Greenville -are in what is now western Ohio. If our state

is a little tardy in her memorial tribute for his distinguished services, ample

amends have at last been made in the memorial of granite and bronze un-

veiled on the afternoon of September 14, 1929, in the presence of thousands

of people on the elevation commanding a view of the site of the battle of

Fallen Timbers where Wayne defeated the Indians August 20, 1794.

On the speakers' stand near the monument were representatives of

state and nation and men eminent in military, civic and patriotic organiza-

tions. Ohio and Governor Myers Y. Cooper were represented by State

Treasurer H. Ross Ake and Assistant Adjutant General Colonel Wade

Christy; Michigan, and Governor Fred Green by Walter C. Peters; Indiana

by James A. Woodburn, president of the Indiana Historical Society;

Pennsylvania by Frederick A. Godcharles, director of the Pennsylvania

State Library.   William  Wayne, the great-great-grandson of General

Anthony Wayne was an honored guest. Secretary of War James W.

Good, representing Herbert Hoover, President of the United States, was

on the speaker's platform. Bruce Wilder Saville, the sculptor who de-

signed the monument, W. J. Sherman, who inaugurated the movement for

its erection, and other notables were present.

The weather was somewhat chilly and a bracing breeze carried an

autumnal suggestion, but 5,000 auditors listened with rapt attention to

every word that was uttered from the speakers' stand. Long-continued

applause marked the close of the dedicatory address by Mr. Johnson.

Mr. H. C. Shetrone, director of the Ohio State Archaeological and

Historical Society presided. Miss Imogene Van Camp, of Columbus, a

descendant of William Sloan, bugler in Wayne's army, unveiled the mon-

ument. - Editor.]



Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society

Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen:

One hundred and thirty-four years have passed since

Major General Anthony Wayne, organizer and Com-

mander-in-Chief of the first American Legion. stood