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35-48 Rouche de Boeuf

509_10910.jpg 34-48 Sisters of St. FrancisThumbnails35-48 The Marker, Bridge, and rock outcropping at Rt. 24 and River Road west of Waterville34-48 Sisters of St. FrancisThumbnails35-48 The Marker, Bridge, and rock outcropping at Rt. 24 and River Road west of Waterville34-48 Sisters of St. FrancisThumbnails35-48 The Marker, Bridge, and rock outcropping at Rt. 24 and River Road west of Waterville34-48 Sisters of St. FrancisThumbnails35-48 The Marker, Bridge, and rock outcropping at Rt. 24 and River Road west of Waterville

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Title
Rouche de Boeuf
Caption
The once-massive limestone rock outcropping standing in the Maumee River has marked may events in the history of the valley. It was a legendary site for Native Americans and the place where they gathered before the Battle of Fallen Timbers in August 1794. Early records indicate a nearby French settlement in the 1700s was called both Roche de Bout and Roche de Boeuf, but for the last hundred years or so the latter has been most frequently used for both the rock and the lost settlement. About one-third of the rock was destroyed when the railroad bridge was built which caused a great controversy (AL07687).