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Marker Details

Title, side A
John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937
Title, side B
The Standard Oil Company
Address
Heritage Park, near 1505 Merwin Avenue
Cleveland, 44113
Location
At NE end of Merwin Avenue, near the Downtown Cleveland Dog Park
Latitude
41.4961386
Longitude
-81.7009111

Picture Details

Title
William Holmes McGuffey
Caption
This is a photographic reproduction of an engraved portrait depicting William Holmes McGuffey. McGuffey, who was from Tuscarawas County, Ohio, was a professor at Miami University from 1826 to 1836. Between 1836 and 1845 he served as president of three Ohio institutions: Cincinnati College, Ohio University and Woodward College in Cincinnati. In 1845 McGuffey became a professor at the University of Virginia, where he taught until his death in 1873. He is best known as the author of the popular series of children's textbooks called McGuffey's Readers (AL03317).