Ohio History Journal

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Historical Societies



Jacob R. Marcus, Director

An archival expedition to the West Indies was made by the American

Jewish Archives in July 1952. The research group was composed of Rabbi

and Mrs. Theodore S. Levy of Huntington, West Virginia, Dr. Ferdinand

M. Isserman of St. Louis, and Dr. Jacob R. Marcus, director of the archives.

There were a number of Jewish settlements in the West Indies in the

seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the expedition secured a con-

siderable quantity of valuable records, photostatic copies, and photographs.

The cost of the expedition was borne by the Rosenwald Foundation of

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.



J. Richard Lawwill, Director

Research for markers for five unmarked Indian War fort sites has been

completed by the parkway board, which is now seeking sponsors for the

markers. These sites are Hobson's Choice, Cincinnati; Fort St. Marys, St.

Marys; Fort Adams, Mercer County; Fort Loramie, Shelby County; and

Fort Deposit, Lucas County. It is hoped that the markers for these sites

and also one at the site of Fort Brown, which was built during the War

of 1812, may be dedicated as part of Ohio's sesquicentennial celebration.

The text for a marker to honor physicians who served in the Indian Wars

has been prepared by the parkway board. The marker is to be erected by

the Ohio Medical Association and will be dedicated on July 4, 1953.

The board is cooperating with other agencies in doing research for the

development of other historic sites, including Fort Meigs, Fort Recovery,

Fort Miamis, and Independence Park.

The resignation of T. J. Kauer as director of the department of highways

brought a new member to the Anthony Wayne Parkway Board. He is

C. L. Moyer, who became director of public works in place of S. O.

Linzell. Mr. Linzell, as the new director of highways, remains an ex-officio

member of the board.