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Title, side A
Founding of Lorain, Ohio
Text, side A
At the mouth of the Black River in April, 1787, Moravian missionary David Zeisberger attempted a settlement of Indians but was ordered further west by unfriendly Delaware Indians. On July 16, 1834, a plat of this site was filed by Conrad Reid, Daniel Baldwin, Quartus Gillmore and Barna Meeker. The town, Black River, was incorporated as Lorain fifty years later.
East side of the Black River, near boat ramp. Approx. 1 mile E of Lakeview Park
Latitude: 41.4713451, Longitude: -82.1771011.
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